Saturday, June 02, 2007

Atlanta (Part 1)

It is been a full week now since NWA airline took me to Atlanta GA (it is in USA). After 9 days of constant rain in London, the 32C was a bit too hot for me, but I took it like a man and hide behind double class windows with air conditioner. For anyone who doesn't know, I'm here on information security project for a international corporation (sorry, can't tell) with two of my colleagues from Israel.
There is not much to tell about our work in here. It is more or less as any other project for a big, international company. We have an office on 15Th floor with amazing view over Atlanta. Surprisingly, it is SO green! Our office is in the middle of forest with river flowing beneath the building...
What amazes me every time again, is the size of everything in US; the toilets, cars, hotel rooms... everything is SO big!
On the weekend, we went to Olympic park and then to Atlanta's aquarium, which suppose to be the biggest aquarium in world (is it a surprise?) where they keep couple of whales. The variety of different species that live in the ocean is unimaginable. There is always something crawling, swimming, gliding or just laying out there in the water. Of course, the biggest attraction is two new whales from Taiwan, but it was also fun to touch snake fish and crabs (I'm not really sure about the "scientific" names).
After the aquarium, we took a stroll through Atlanta downtown which is like any other downtown (let's say Manhattan) but with less people outside.
Check out the photo album at and stay tuned for the next week update.
P.S.: The last couple of pictures are actually from Sunday. We went to a shopping mall outside Atlanta and then to relax on the Lanier lake.


Archie said...

Hi John,

Good to hear that everything is well in Atlanta. The woods and river are truly amazing.
I also like the handstand pictures of your's. It looks like your grabbing into planet earth ;-). Say cheers to Yoav from me.

See ya,


Dave said...

The river flows under the building?
Now thats cool....

Anonymous said...

well, it seems, that we are Americans learning US cities following your tours. i was loudly laughing reading what a macho you were getting into a hot weather conditions ... funny! liked your sense of humor.
completely agree that Atlanta is a very green city and in context of current and vigorously discussed American environmental politics this city is proved to be a great example of as you said the city in the forest even with river running through it. is it clean, by the way?
reg aquarium - it is amazing and done very well. nevertheless, you have to visit you little sister in Hawaii and go with her to see a real colorful fish' variety! especially, i liked the picture with small fishes and your image on the background reflected on the glass. good shot!
oh, you gave such a special attention to a fontain in front of CNN building. i am wandering if these splashes or sprinkles of water reminded you a show of Magic Fontain in Barcelona.
the last word - a great reflection of the image of Atlanta. thanks a lot for keeping us posted!

Anonymous said...


Looks like you have successfully managed to combine work with new impressions in this trip. Lovely photos that "opened up" Atlanta for me...The species from Aquarium reminded me the ones from the encyclopedia we used to read on biology lessons :-)
Thank you for blogging!
Best regards,