Wednesday, February 11, 2015

history repeats itself

Atlanta streetcar 1946
Atlanta streetcar 1946
This is a view of the intersection of Pryor, Peachtree, and Forsyth Streets, c. 1946. 
~ via The Atlanta History Center on Instagram

I love seeing all the old photos from the Atlanta History Center on Instagram, and the hashtag cracks me up  #wouldagrammed. 

I have heard stories from Buddy about riding the streetcars in Atlanta as a boy. Or was it the trolley?

Atlanta trolley 1945
Atlanta trolley 1945
Rushing to get on the trolley in Five Points, c. 1945. #wouldagrammed
~ via The Atlanta History Center on Instagram



Atlanta streetcar 2015
Atlanta streetcar 2015
Did you know Atlanta has a new streetcar system?

Transportation comes full circle in Atlanta, ride the new streetcar FREE for 3 months!

2 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

No, but thanks just the same. I once had a temp job at an advertising company at Five Points. As I recall the Five Points junction on MARTA is one of the most dangerous of places. Thank you for reminding me how much I love working from home.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

No, I hadn't heard about Atlanta's new streetcar system. I remember riding the trolley (or streetcar) in Chattanooga when I was little. I vaguely remember what a very, very high step that first one was, up from the street. I may have been four or five, when means it was in 1944 or 1945.