Julia over at Hooked on Houses is hosting her "Hooked on Friday's" blog party. This is my 5th try. This week I'm hooked on the Luckie Street mosaics in downtown Atlanta.
I was photographing 49 little mosaics on Luckie Street (see the slide show at the bottom of this post, it's worth it ) and there was Ted Turner in front of the his downtown Atlanta home. I grabbed his hand and wished him a good day. Know what? He looks just like Ted Turner. We're not buds, but I've seem him around.
It's in the Farlie Poplar district of downtown between Peachtree Street and Centennial Olympic Park. They haven't replaced the tornado damaged windows in the round Peachtree Plaza.
downtown Atlanta. (I've messed with the color on this picture). The red brick building with the little pediment used to be the Playboy Club. The low concrete building in the center of the picture is the back side of brutalist Marcel Breuer’s last building, Atlanta's Central Public Library. I preferred the building it replaced but I don't hate the Breuer as much as I used to.
The Turner Building is across the street from The Tabernacle. It's a rock music venue these days but it rocked just as hard when it was church.
The Tabernacle's facade is impressive and right on the sidewalk.
...and if you do visit, you'll be rewarded with 49 mosaics in the sidewalk.Do try the slide show in full screen.
History of Luckie Street
Named after Solomon "Sam" Luckie, an African-American barber killed in a bombing of Atlanta during the Civil War.
Thanks so much for visiting,