Friday, May 16, 2014

Ex view, current view and lovely visit

- A favorite client works on the 19th floor of a building in midtown Atlanta.  This was their view (photo taken about three years ago.)  When I was preparing to visit her earlier this week, she told me that her office had been moved to the other side of the building.  I said, "Oh - you lost your view!"  Her reply, "But the new view is SPECTACULAR!"  Of course I took photos - see below. 

 - Here's the left side view.  You can just see Stone Mountain on the horizon line there on the left (you would have to click to enlarge.)  That's right about where I live.  So funny that as the crow flies, as they say, it doesn't look so far away, yet it takes an hour or so in traffic to drive there.  Love all the trees beyond the buildings - there are many low rise buildings and houses beneath them.

- Middle view (my hands holding my phone are reflected on the left).  :)  The big white building complex toward the lower left is the High Museum of Atlanta / Symphony Hall.  The Georgia Dome, where the Atlanta Falcons play, and home to many concerts can be seen on the upper right (click to enlarge.) 

- And my smiling client's reflection is in this shot, in which she enthusiastically sweeps her hands to talk about the view.  (Click to enlarge.)  Sometimes visitors to Atlanta think the downtown area (a couple of miles south of midtown here) seems small, but the metropolitan Atlanta area goes on for miles and miles, as is evident here. 

We got our printing business squared away quickly, so we could chat.  It was a lovely visit.  And the weekend is upon us!  I hope you have a lovely one, my friends.

19 comments:

Leonora said...

Atlanta looks like a beautiful city! Your friend's reflection with her smile and outstretched arm turns that photo into art. :)

Granny Annie said...

I will admit that it took me a minute to find her smile and the outstretched arm but when I did, I smiled too. Leonora is so right about the photo becoming a piece of art. However I could never work in that building without getting sick to my stomach at least once a day. Extreme nausea over heights.

sage said...

Nice views... And to be able to spend some time chatting, beyond doing business is a treat

Scarlet said...

How can any work get done with this view? It's more for meditation than work.

Elephant's Child said...

Incredible views. Have a great weekend.
An hour long commute? We feel hardly done by if it is half that.

Riot Kitty said...

Those are beautiful views!

Betty Manousos said...

these are great views!

happy weekend!
xx

Fireblossom said...

Nothing like a nice view!

LL Cool Joe said...

My eyesight must be getting worse, I can't see her smiling face, but the views are amazing. Wow fancy looking out onto that every day. Wonderful.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Love being able to see some of the city of Atlanta...I'm familiar with the High Museum---I've not been there but I've read a great deal about many shows that have been there, over the years....
I couldn't see your friend in the picture, but I guess I would have to be able to make the picture even bigger to see her....!That is a BEAUTIFUL View!

Joanne said...

Oh my, those views ARE amazing!

Lee said...

Interesting-looking high rises...a welcome view while at work I would imagine.

Sparkling Red said...

Wow! That's quite a vista. I live on the first floor and work on the first floor, so I haven't taken in a skyline like that in a long time. I forgot how stunning it can be to see a city from above.

Lynn said...

Leonora -

Thank you - I'm glad you think that, too.

Granny Annie -

Alison is a gentle soul - I love visiting her there.

sage -

It is a treat!

Scarlet -

I know - I would probably just sit and gaze. :)

Elephant's Child -

Sometimes I'm just exhausted by it - between the commute and work, I'm gone from home about 12 hours a day.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Thank you - I think so, too.

Betty -

Hope you weekend was good! Hugs -

FB -

Nothing like it.

Joe -

It's as spectacular as she said. :) And my weekend was good.

Naomi -

I love to go to the High - I have a dual membership so I can take people with me. I should do that more often.

Lynn said...

Joanne -

Reminds me a bit of NYC.

Lee -

Absolutely.

Sparkling Red -

I would love to work up that high, but I'm a first floor, no window gal. :)

Sara said...

Wow. What a view. I wouldn't mind looking at those views, but I'm not sure how much work I'd get done:~)

I hope people click on your pictures to enlarge them. They are really good shots. I liked the reflections in the last two.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Great views, nifty pics

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