|Dr. John S. Pemberton, creator of Coca-Cola|
Coca-Cola, headquartered in Atlanta, is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. Standing in the middle of Pemberton Place, named for the creator of the Coca-Cola formula, is a bronze statue of Dr. John S. Pemberton (who happens to look a lot like my step-father, another pretty amazing person) lifting a glass of Coca-Cola to the sky as if to offer his globally-loved creation to the world.
Pemberton Place is on a parcel of land in downtown Atlanta immediately adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, donated by The Coca-Cola Company, that is home to Georgia Aquarium and The World of Coca-Cola.
Coca-Cola is among the few retail logos recognized literally around the entire globe. And every tour of the World of Coca-Cola concludes with a visit to "Taste It!" where you can savor Coke flavors from around the world...an enticing destination on a hot Atlanta day!
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