After a week of concern about the state of the country, this morning was spent enjoying the hopeful local life of Atlanta’s downtown area on foot.
It began with a morning walk to my new favorite local coffee joint, Tilt in Castleberry Hill, across the bridge from our Mitchell Street studio. After a series of random happenstances, including heading to an ATM in Five Point for some cash, I stumbled upon some friendly people downtown along Auburn Ave. heading to the Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival. Music, food, crafts, and local folk abound. There was also a large presence of Obama merchandise and Voters Registration volunteers.
After talking with one of the registration volunteers, I learned that although she had only registered 1 person by that point during the day, everyone else she had talked to had already been registered. It was to those individuals, and everyone else reading this, that this worker encouraged to vote early. That’s right, you can vote early and avoid the long lines on election day! Head down to the third floor of the Fulton County Government building at 141 Pryor Street to vote early and/or register (and come back the next day to vote) if you haven’t already. More photos of my day after the jump, including a GIANT chess game at Five Point’s Woodruff Park, an impromptu photoshoot on Auburn Ave. with models, and some graffiti. Downtown Atlanta lives today.