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Atlanta Time Machine (compare old & new photos)

Old 05-25-05, 02:42 PM
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Atlanta Time Machine (compare old & new photos)

This is a fascinating website. Maybe just for those familiar with Atlanta, but possibly for people who enjoy seeing how things change over time.

http://www.atlantatimemachine.com/index.htm

An example:

1955. Looking downtown from the North Ave. bridge.



From the same spot in 2004.

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How do we know it's the same spot? I can't find one landmark in the 1955 photo that's in the 2004 one.


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I'd like to have a couple of those cars in the first pic.............
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I think the most impressive advancement is that Atlanta is now in color.

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Originally Posted by das Monkey
I think the most impressive advancement is that Atlanta is now in color.

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Finally you Southeners are catching up.
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Amazing site, even though I've never been to Atlanta.

First impressions:
The city looks a lot better now.
The people looks a lot fatter now.
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Atlanta Time Machine? I loved that band!
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Old 05-25-05, 03:26 PM
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Hey, that's pretty cool. Where is das in that first pic?
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Atlanta Time Machine? I loved that band!

I still prefer the Miami Sound Machine (by the way, I had the same impression when I saw the title )
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Finally you Southeners are catching up.
Reminds me of some kids sitting behind me at Ep III last Friday.

The kid it seems went to college near Atlanta, but had friends near Philadelphia. He was going on and on about how Northerners don't understand how Atlanta is a REAL city and Philadelphia isn't.

Whatever, man, go back to your tractor .
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Traffic is sure a lot worse. They need some flying cars or something.
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After looking through several of those at random, I'm truly amazed at how much hasn't really changed in 60 years.

Oh wait, it's the South, so I guess I'm not amazed after all.
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Atlanta Time Machine? I loved that band!
Nobody liked that band. That's why they started the counter band, Rage Against the Atlanta Time Machine. When they found there were many other machines they disliked they changed it to just Rage against the Machine, and then Rage against the Cougar Machine, but then later dropped the Cougar from their name again.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
After looking through several of those at random, I'm truly amazed at how much hasn't really changed in 60 years.
Hey... The drive-in now has more screens.

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Old 05-25-05, 06:56 PM
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Rage against the Cougar Machine, but then later dropped the Cougar from their name again.
That's a funny one.

This intersection is not far from my home. I can't believe how little has changed in 32 years. Even the billboard on the left looks like it's the exact same structure. Wow.

1962



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Originally Posted by garolo
How do we know it's the same spot? I can't find one landmark in the 1955 photo that's in the 2004 one.


I think a car in the 1955 photo is still stuck in traffic...
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Old 05-25-05, 09:23 PM
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Ahhh, the ol' view of downtown from the North Ave. overpass. I just got done serving 5 plus years at Georgia Tech back in December, so this brings back some not so distant memories from the year 2000 of bums begging me for some space change whenever I walked from the MARTA station to the dorms on east campus.

They were really tenancious about it too and would follow you the entire way while giving some story about being down on their luck and all. I don't know if Tech's expansion to the east side of the Downtown Connector has helped alleviate that problem.
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi
32 years.

1962


2004
damn I hate this new math
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi
That's a funny one.

This intersection is not far from my home. I can't believe how little has changed in 32 years. Even the billboard on the left looks like it's the exact same structure. Wow.
That's not far from my house in Decatur either...

coincidence?

yes.
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Photos like these make me wish I grew up in the 50's.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Photos like these make me wish I grew up in the 50's.

Not me.....
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Not me.....
I would miss the fluoridated water too.
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Old 05-26-05, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadian Bacon
damn I hate this new math
lol...oops! Hey, I'm trying to add years back to my life!
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What is more scary is the population growth in the last 40 years.
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