Saturday, September 27, 2014

Recently in Atlanta

A few weeks ago Daniel and I went to Atlanta for a couple of days. To be honest, downtown Atlanta isn't my favorite place, but I do love the High Museum and a few of the restaurants close by. We usually stay somewhere close to the museum to be within walking distance.
This time we happened to arrive right at the tail end of the Dream Cars exhibit and are so glad we got to see it!
I'm not usually a car enthusiast, but with these I definitely wanted to take them for a spin.
They were all very advanced designs for their times and none of them (I think) were produced in large numbers. Don't quote me, I could be wrong knowing next to nothing about cars...
Can you spy Daniel reading about the Tasco in the photo below? He took lots of pictures to send to some of his family members in Michigan who work in the car industry.
Just look at some of those designs! Beautiful!
And so shiny! It was good they put up ropes to keep us at a safe distance as I am sure I wasn't the only one wanting to touch them. There were a few guys there practically drooling over some of these beauties...
One thing I wondered - this exhibit was on the second floor of the museum. How in the world did they get all of those cars up there?!

The car below reminded me of a platypus. :)
And this next one is just adorable - sort of like you could fold it up and stick it into your fancy French purse!

Some of the cars were incredibly advanced. This one had a camera in the rear and a monitor next to the steering wheel. They didn't need a rearview mirror! And look at that glass roof!!
There's the camera!

After all that museum going, Daniel felt in need of a rest. Isn't that a fun installation? Later on the hammocks were all filled with school kids.
As much as I don't really like downtown Atlanta, I love some of the more funky neighborhoods with their bookstores, restaurants and boutiques. For breakfast on our way back to Savannah, we stopped in the Candler Park area at the Flying Biscuit Cafe - excellent food and a fun atmosphere!
After that the long(ish) and rather boring drive back to Savannah. We did listen to a great audio book on the way there and back: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, who actually narrated the book excellently. Love his books!!

In other news, we are still having fantastic fall weather and can hardly believe our luck. It's overcast and cool and always threatening to rain. And storms and rain we shall have for the next three days or so. Perfect for all kinds of projects I may or may not work on...

Wishing you the perfect fall day, however that might look to you!! We are off to our local farmers market for some organic produce!

P.S. Remember how yesterday I had no plan and was just going to do what makes me happy? Well, I ended up making a little list just to help me focus. It seems I need that. Otherwise I just end up wasting a lot of time trying to decide what to do and that doesn't make me feel good at all!

P.P.S. Remember the painting I'm working on? Yesterday I painted for a good while and it just didn't flow. There are days like that. In the end I was grateful that I work in acrylics and that I had gesso to cover it up and start over with parts of it. I really had to remind myself that the joy is in the process and not in the final product. I felt slightly (well, more like a lot) grumbly about that!

P.P.P.S. Today is a new day!! 


  1. Liebe Silke,

    ich danke dir für diesen wunderschönen Post.

    Alles Liebe

  2. Such cool cars! Sounds like a lovely day in Atlanta.

  3. Those cars! I think they are called prototype cars. And don't think many were made, if _any_ additional ones.

    All I know, is that my husband would have thought he died and gone to heaven!! To see some in Real Life!!! He watches many of the Classic Cars programs on cable. Gorgeous, they are. And so, so, so expensive.

    Happy Autumn,
    "Here there be musing" blog

  4. Great that you made the most of your no-plan-and-no-expectations day!!! And that you went with the flow... Learning how it best, for you, to doooo a day like that.

    An excellent learning day. Learning to go with the flow... And not get upset, by the "expectation voice" in your head. Yesss!!!!

    Happy Autumn,
    "Here there be musing" blog

  5. Ooops, forgot to say that I read that book, which you listened to!!!!!

    Happy Autumn,
    "Here there be musing" blog

  6. I love cars, and these are amazing! That Bugatti is incredible! I'm glad you got to see this exhibit. And it's always good to get out of town and have a change of scene. ☺

  7. I don't care one thing about cars, but these, I would have enjoyed that show!
    And you know, I am like you, Atlanta is not my favorite place either!

  8. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un très joli billet qui me fait découvrir l'art de la voiture sous toutes ses formes !...

    Elles ont toutes une fière allure. Je suis certaine que l'un de mes fils aurait été ravi de pouvoir faire la visite. Il est un grand passionné ! Chaque année il n'oublie pas de se rendre au salon de Genève.

    Je vous souhaite une bonne journée de peinture... Parfois, il y a des jours où tout semble ne pas aller et le lendemain, oups ! tout va nettement mieux... Le mystère opère.

    Gros bisous♡