Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ATLANTApix: The Peachtree Building

The Peachtree Building
The Peachtree Building
I've long admired The Peachtree Building for its spiraling architecture and have always thought it be a residential highrise. As it turns out, it's chock full of law firms and other's an office building!

With that, you may wonder why I post architecture and sculpture photos on a tourism blog. When I'm a tourist in other cities, I often wonder what a particular building is or what the story is behind an interesting sculpture.

For example, have you ever wondered about the big red building or the kidney bean sculpture in Chicago? What about the obelisk in Central Park or, also in New York City, the glass building with all the planets hanging inside? Maybe you've wondered about the history of the red-orange monumental buildings with arches, a dome, and lots of sculptured ladies in San Francisco. Or even that massive cathedral in Washington, DC?

Learning answers to questions like those,  relative to Atlanta, is the reason why you see so many photos of buildings and sculptures in the daily ATLANTApix category of tourATLANTA. I do hope you enjoy them!
ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

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