atlanta. centennial olympic park.

the centennial olympic park is located in downtown atlanta, close to some of atlanta’s main sights: world of coca cola, the aquarium and cnn headquarters. it was built for the 1996 summer olympics, as a gathering place for the visitors and a lasting legacy for the city.

it’s main attracion is the fountain of the rings, an interactive fountain which shows a computer-controlled light and water show synchronized with music four times a day.

from the park’s website: “The Fountain of Rings is the centerpiece of Centennial Olympic Park and is one of the most recognized and photographed landmarks in Georgia. Millions of international and local guests visit the Park every year to enjoy the world’s largest interactive fountain featuring the Olympic Ring symbol…The Fountain of Rings is the world’s largest interactive fountain utilizing the Olympic symbol of five interconnecting Rings. Each of the five Olympic Rings is 25 feet in diameter, large enough to comfortably park two cars side-by-side within each Ring. It’s free to view the Fountain of Rings show, which plays four times a day, 365 days a year, at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.”

statue of pierre de coubertin
olympic torch sculpture

the engraved bricks were one of the main fundraisers to built the park. over 500.000 bricks were purchased by individuals for 35$ and engraved with a name or a short message of not more than 15 characters. 

all pics taken by me / information from centennialpark.com

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