Dec 01, 2011
Jan 20, 2013
I was in Atlanta for one day. It was an OK city. I was here for one day. When I first woke up in the morning, I had a walk and at first, I was not so impressed, but wandered my way into a underground Atlanta. It was a very unique area. It basically turned a parking lot into an underground shopping center filled with restaurants, bars and shops. The next stop was to the CNN tower, where CNN headquarters are. It had a collage of stories from OJ Simpson to JFK assassination, to 9/11. It was very interesting and wished I could have gone for the tour, but time was short and I decided to go to the Coca Cola factory. Coca Cola was first sold in Atlanta in a pharmacy that no longer exists. The tour was about 1.5 hours and you can see all the old signs. It has a few movie theaters that display different parts of coke. It has over 150 different brands of coke that you can try from all around the world. Coke started in the late 1800 and was sold in a pharmacy. It went through the normal bottling process and everything. 100 years ago Coke was sold for $.05. The last stop was to Olympic Park. This was not so impressive and I have no clue how Atlanta hosted the Olympics. I have now been to 5 Olympic Parks and this was probably the least impressive. I've been to Munich, Sydney, Atlanta, Beijing and also Seoul. There is also a part of Atlanta where Martin Luther King was born and has a monument and his church is next to it. He died in another part of USA during a speech and not here. I only saw this from a car passing by it.