Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cover: Battle of Atlanta Cannon

This cannon is from the "Battle of Atlanta", fought in July 1864, which is chronicled at another hidden gem of Atlanta--the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum. There are only a few cycloramas in the U.S., a cyclorama being a 360 degree depiction, usually a painting, in this case the Battle of Atlanta.

Cannon from "Battle of Atlanta" Atlanta Cyclorama
Cannon from "Battle of Atlanta"
Atlanta Cyclorama
This being the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, it's a perfect time to teach the kids a history lesson or brush up on your own knowledge of Atlanta history. There's LOTS to see!

Before you get to the Cyclorama—inside you'll hear the story of the Battle of Atlanta narrated by James Earl Jones...that's right, Darth Vader himself—you'll see the "Texas"—one of the two locomotives that were part of The Great Locomotive Chase.

Enjoy the above pre-sized Facebook Cover Photo and then head to the Atlanta Cyclorama, adjacent to Zoo Atlanta and in Historic Grant Park. Then head over to the wanderlust ATLANTA Facebook Page for more Cover Photos. Enjoy!

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