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Atlanta Time Machine

Jan 22 2008

Step Into the Atlanta Time Machine

by Chris S

Sears_2_1950_2While doing some snooping on the web for old Atlanta buildings, I stumbled across the Atlanta Time Machine.  This amazing site has many many now and then photos that let you see just how much our fair city (or metro area, if you prefer) has changed over the years.  There are pictures of houses, commercial buildings and streets, with the “now” photos each taken from the same point of view for easy comparisons.  There are also pop culture references, including pages on the Dukes of Hazzard (filmed in Atlanta and Covington) and Smokey and the Bandit.  If you’re an Atlanta native (a rare animal nowdays), there are pages on Officer Don and the Popeye Club, a WSB-TV show that ran from the mid-1950s through the 60s and many other ways down memory lane.  Enjoy yourself, but if you’re looking at this at work – beware!  Once you start looking you won’t be able to stop!  🙂