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Atlanta GA (Part 2)

Fox Theatre, Ponce City Markets and Federal Reserve

28 °C

Yesterday (Monday 3/4) was a rainy day. We started with a tour of the Fox Theatre Atlanta. What a wonderful theatre it is. It has a fascinating history and a great feel, if you like that sort of thing, which I do. Loved this.

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After the tour we walked 1.3 miles to Ponce City Markets. A very trendy and highly recommended attraction. But I was disappointed. Many food options all interesting and all average. We went the Kebab place. The service was good, the food came quick, the price was fair and there was a lot of food. But it wasn't as good as a good kebab in Australia. Nothing special. The market building is very nice with an interesting history.....according to wikipedia.....but while they have a plan for a history exhibit, there is nothing in the centre at the moment that gives you any feel for that.
Did a lot of walking again today, in the rain for a lot of it

While walking to "Trader John's" the nearest supermarket, we came across Grady High School and its Grady Stadium. Remarkable stadium for a public high school. Well I thought it was remarkable anyway.

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Today (Tuesday 4/4) is our last day in Atlanta. As we don't meet our Masters group at the Atlanta Airport until 6.30 pm, we have arranged for a late check out from our apartment. But the "quid pro quo" is that we have to wash and dry the linen and do a bit of cleaning. So we had to do that.
Had time for brunch at "The Flying Biscuit" which is so popular we had to stand in line for a table at 10.00am (on Tuesday). Interesting brunch menu. I had eggs with chicken sausages, biscuit (scone) and a buttermilk pancake with a side of grits. Had grits (corn porridge) for the first time ever this trip. Don't mind it, Liz didn't like it at all.

After brunch we visited the Federal Reserve Atlanta Museum. Fascinating. All about money and the economy. The highlight was the cash processing area which you can view through a glass wall. Money comes into this room from banks and is sorted, batched and electronically scanned for counterfeit or worn notes and put in large containers for the vault. We were looking at literally hundreds of millions of dollars and the people working in there were handling hundreds of millions per day. Must be depressing, if you re having money problems. No cameras allowed so no photos unfortunately.

Heading to Augusta tonight. Masters tomorrow, weather permitting.

Posted by John McReynolds 10:09 Archived in USA

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