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Travel: Atlanta, Georgia

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

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ECPA20071105_0880, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
I went down to Georgia on Monday and Tuesday, for a donor metrics conference hosted by the American Cancer Society. I was on the ground for less than 36 hours, so didn’t have much time to get out … but I walked around Centennial Olympic Park for a few minutes Monday evening.

It was quite lovely, but I can see why there was so much criticism about the 1996 Altanta Olympics for being so horrifically commercial. Everything in the park — and I mean everything — had a corporate sponsor on it: bricks, plaques, buildings, statues, etc. I can’t imagine what it would have been like when lined with 100s of booths representing a patheon of corporations preying on the American consumer culture.