Happy Holidays from Georgia

When I was a young child growing up in Sandy Springs,

my family would go to Rich’s Downtown to ride The Pink Pig,

which hung on the rooftop of the huge 7 floor department store. I always loved to go downtown, I knew that’s where everything exciting was happening and giant buildings towered overhead. They had just built the first several  18-23 story buildings of Peachtree Center and the fabulous Hyatt Regency Atlanta with the blue “flying saucer” revolving restaurant on the roof. Davison‘s (later Macy’s) huge department store was there, too. But Atlantans loved Rich’s; only Rich’s had The Pink Pig and the Great Christmas Tree on the roof of the Crystal Bridge over Forsyth Street. Choirs would line up on all 4 levels of the glass bridge and sing carols while they lit up the tree. It was wonderful.

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Rich's Pink Pig
Rich’s Pink Pig

Pink Pig on the roof of Rich's Downtown

Pink Pig on the roof of Rich’s Downtown
The Great Tree atop the Crystal Bridge filled with carollers
The Great Tree atop the Crystal Bridge filled with carollers
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Aerial view of the Great Tree on the 4 story bridge over Forsyth St.
The biggest snow in Atlanta history was in 1940, almost 9 inches.
Way before me, the biggest snow in Atlanta history was in 1940, almost 9 inches.

Ok, enough nostalgia…

Here is my selection of Christmas in Georgia 2013 images:

Fireworks explode over the tree on top of the Macy's store at Lenox Square Mall during the Macy's Great Tree lighting
Fireworks explode over the tree on top of the Macy’s store at Lenox Square Mall during the Macy’s Great Tree lighting
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Savannah Forsyth Park fountain
Savannah Forsyth Park fountain
Athens, GA
Athens, GA
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Atlanta Santa Speedo Run
Atlanta Santa Speedo Run
Atlanta Santa Speedo Run
Georgia Capitol Tree
Georgia Capitol Tree
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Choir in the Georgia Capitol Rotunda
In the Capitol of Georgia
In the Capitol of Georgia
Marietta, north Atlanta
Marietta, north Atlanta
Helen, GA
Helen, GA
Christmas-Helen
Helen, GA, in the mountains, north of Atlanta
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Atlanta’s Global Winter Wonder World at Turner Field
Atlanta's Global Winter Wonder World at Turner Field
Atlanta’s Global Winter Wonder World at Turner Field
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Atlanta's Global Winter Wonder World at Turner Field
Atlanta’s Global Winter Wonder World at Turner Field
Savannah's Ballastone Inn
Savannah’s Ballastone Inn
Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Savannah
Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Savannah
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Savannah
blue ridge
Blue Ridge, GA
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North Georgia mountains
Gainesville, GA
Gainesville, GA
Dahlonega, GA
Dahlonega, GA
Dahlonega, GA

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Fountain of the Rings at Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta
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World of Coke
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World of Coke
Stone Mountain, GA
Stone Mountain, GA
Barnsley Gardens & Resort in Adairsville, GA
Barnsley Gardens & Resort in Adairsville, GA
Fayetteville, GA
Fayetteville, GA
Atlantic Station,  West Midtown Atlanta
Atlantic Station,
West Midtown Atlanta
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Atlanta Botanical Gardens

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The elaborate Hay House in Macon, central Georgia
The elaborate Hay House in Macon, central Georgia
Savannah, GA
Savannah, GA

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In the Governor's Mansion
In the Governor’s Mansion
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Atlanta’s Global Winter Wonder World at Turner Field

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Atlanta's Global Winter Wonder World at Turner Field
Atlanta’s Global Winter Wonder World at Turner Field
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Blue Ridge, GA
Rock City, GA
Rock City, GA
Savannah, GA
Savannah, GA
Nutcracker Atlanta Ballet
Nutcracker Atlanta Ballet
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midtown atlanta
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Buckhead, Atlanta
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Azalea Inn Savannah

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Stone Mountain, GA

Happy Holidays to all of my friends!

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