The drive from my house to Illuminarium by Google Maps is 13 miles and takes about 43 minutes in Atlanta horrible traffic.
I went with Seniors on the Go Tours in a bus from Cannon United Methodist Church in Snellville to the Illuminarium exhibit in downtown Atlanta - address 550 Sommerset Terrace NE. It was a 'day trip' since you leave in the morning and return by afternoon. I wanted to ride on the bus so that I could see others in the group who I have traveled with previously. I really enjoyed the trip.
First we stopped at Ponce City Market, address=675 Ponce de Leon Ave. It used to be the old Sears location that was a regional warehouse and shipping center. Then, the building was used by Atlanta as a City Government Building for offices. The latest use is a unique in-town shopping center. The roof area provides a wonderful skyline view of the city, BUT - it costs $15 to go there and everything that you do is an extra cost. I was told by Cathy Stokes, our tour director, of the cost and I had seen pictures of it in a magazine. There is a putt-putt golf area and a bar and other things. Since this is considered a 'night area', I didn't go because we were not staying very long. I did want to 'see' it, but didn't think that the cost justified the time that I would be able to spend there.
Many years ago, I read about the development of the 'beltline' in Atlanta. It is a concrete walkway around the city. If you use google.com and search for "Atlanta Beltline", you can see parts of it. I walked to the area next to the building and took several pictures. You have to walk-up to the second story to exit the building and then follow the signs to the beltline.
I got something to eat from the donut vendor, walked around to see the store fronts and the food hall, and walked to see the beltline walkway outside. I've included some pictures of things that I liked in this section.
After visiting the mall, we re-entered the bus to go approximately .3 (three tenths) of a mile to the Illuminarium Exhibit. We had a pre-show area where we gathered to hear about the exhibit before entering the 'show' area. There were 2 open rooms with seating and the projectors on the ceiling showed many pictures of Africa. There was also sound like birds chirping, or animals in water, or a thunderstorm. It was very interesting. We returned to the parking lot by late afternoon. Hope that you enjoy my pictures.
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