Atlanta Day 2: Centenial Olympic Park


After the visit to the World of Coca Cola, we strolled over to the Centenial Olympic Park which is located on the south side of the World of Coca Cola and Georgia Aquarium.

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The Centenial Olypmpic Park was built on a run down part of the town for visitors to the 1996 Centenial Olympic Games held in Atlanta. Now, it serves as a gathering spot for residents.

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The layout of the 21 acres park; the largest downtown park developed in country in 25 years. The cost for this project was entirely from private sector donations in the form of commemorative bricks as seen on the above photo.

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The statue of Pierre de Coubertin, father of the modern Olympic movement in the Centenial Olympic Park.

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Fountains of Ring is a popular summer time play ground for people to cool off. There is musical fountain show being played four times daily; at 12:30 P.M., 3:30 P.M., 6:30 P.M., and 9:30 P.M.

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There are eight 65-foot-tall light towers in the park which reminiscent of classical Greek columns. Two of  these light towers were blown down during the first tornado to hit the downtown Atlanta in March 2008.

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Some of the landscapes of the park which combines water fall, flowing stream and rock garden.

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Water brings tranquility to the park.

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Another Olympic sculpture.

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