Inspired by Kieran’s Crooked Timber entry on photographs of cities, I found photographs of all the cities on my “fall tour” (including my home town): Atlanta, Roanoake, Raleigh, and New York. I’ll also be in Philadelphia for MLA. Of all the pictures I’ve linked, I prefer the photo of Atlanta, not necessarily because it’s my hometown, but because it best represents my experience of the city: stuck in traffic, close to the ground, looking up at skyscrapers, rather looking down from above. The picture is cluttered by communications towers, construction equipment, and other “eyesores.”
Tonight, I’m going to watch the Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat game at the basketball arena, which I believe, is named after a light bulb manufacturer of some sort. Who knew that Atlanta even had a professional basketball team? Seriously, it should be lots of fun. I haven’t been to a pro basketball game in maybe 15 years (when the Hawks were actually good), and my corporate connections should put me close enough to the court to get caught in the trash-talk crossfire.