5 things to do in Atlanta (…and that’s all)

Atlanta, March 5th 2016. When I told my American colleagues I was going to Atlanta for a week-end getwaway, almost all of them gave me that weird look suggesting “Why the hell are you going there ?!” To this I would naturally reply: “According to Wikipedia, Atlanta is the seventh most visited city in the US and has a lot to offer: biggest Aquarium of the country, Coca-Cola museum, Olympic Park, Civil Right Center, Martin Luther King Center and not to mention great southern food made of fried chicken, grits and iced tea.”

Final Verdict?  I did enjoy all the above but I have to admit, besides this there is not much: the city is widely spreadout and there is no real city center which I found a bit disruptive. Now I understand the weird look, but hey it’s one more US city checked from the to go list and more pictures!


Atlanta, 5 mars 2016. Lorsque j’ai dit à mes collègues américains que je partais à Atlanta pour le week-end, presque tous m’ont lancé un étrange regard suggérant ” Mais que vas-tu donc faire là-bas ?!”, ce à quoi je répondais très naturellement : “Selon Wikipédia, Atlanta est la 7è ville la plus visitée des Etats-Unis et offre de nombreuses attractions touristiques : plus grand aquarium du pays, musée Coca-Cola, centre des droits civils, maison de Martin Luther King sans oublier des spécialités culinaires du sud à base de poulet frit, de gruau de maïs et du thé glacé.”

Verdict de mon week-end ? J’ai en effet profité des attractions mentionnées ci-dessus, mais il est vrai qu’à part ça il n’y pas grand chose : la ville est très étendue et il n’y pas vraiment de centre ville, ce qui est assez perturbant. Désormais, je comprends mieux le regard, mais qu’importe; voilà une ville de plus au compteur Etats-Unis et de nouvelles photos à partager !

  1. Olympic ParkAtlanta was home of the Olympic Games in  1996. This park remains with many scupltures and artwork to remind the events.

  2. AquariumThe biggest aquarium in the US!
  3. Coca-Cola MuseumThis great museum hihglights the story of the famous product which started from a local invention by John Pemberton who created the drink in the 1880’s in Atlanta before becoming a worldwide corporation.
  4. Martin Luther King Tombstone and CenterMartin Luther King was a non-violent activist of the 50’s defending civil rights and equality for the human being. He was born in Atlanta where he is now buried. The center tells his story.

  5. Southern FoodFrom sweet potato cheesecake at WhiteOak kitchen, to fried Chicken at Mary Mac’s  Tea Room, southern food worths a taste!

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