Monday, July 20, 2009

Day 56: Centennial Olympic Park

We still had time to waste on July 14, 2009, after the World of Coca Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, so we walked across the street and walked through Centennial Olympic Park. I would have liked to have more leisurely strolled through here, but Mik was being a pain and kept complaining, so we did not really get to leisurely explore it.

The Centennial Olympic Park honors the hundredth anniversary of the first modern Olympics in Athens, Greece, in 1896 along with the Olympic games that took place during that centennial anniversary year (1996) in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of the park features include the symbols for various Olympic sports in the sidewalk (we did find the baseball symbol), a torch monument, and a monument to Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who is the founder of the modern Olympic games.

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