Saturday, December 03, 2005

Postcards on Parade ~ Atlanta

As promised, here's a postcard from Pittypat's Porch Restaurant,



Atlanta's Most Unique Restaurant - or so it says. As I said in the post below, it really was a "happening" to eat there. Excellent service, food overflowing the buffet dishes and refurbished quickly, hot and tasty foods in never-ending variety. Sitting on the porch before dinner, eating hors d'ouuvres or popcorn and sipping a "Scarlett", Pittypat's version of a frozen daquiri, while watching old, silent movies on a huge screen was quite an experience. If you click on the top card, you can read it easily.


Left: The Hyatt Regency, a 1000 room hotel with a revolving restaurant on top and outside balconies. The lobby atrium had growing trees, exotic birds in 2-story cages, and glass capsule elevators. The bird cages were fascinating. I enjoyed sitting in the lobby bar and watching the birds fly up into the topmost part of the cages and then come back down to the lower levels, to sit on braches with their friends. It seemed ahead of it's time back then.

Right: Peachtree Plaza, the 70-story glass tower with 1,100 rooms, a tri-level revolving restaurant on top and a 7 story atrium lobby with a lake on the ground floor. Also ahead of it's time - at least to me. Peachtree had a glass elevator that went up and down the outside of the building. One of my kids has a fear of heights, so when we went up in this, she had to stand in the center of the elevator so she couldn't see outside, plus cover her eyes. Just as you get to the top, the elevator goes through the concrete shell that forms the restaurant on top. We all ducked! and then we laughed at ourselves for being scared.


Bottom: an aerial view of Atlanta, in the 1980's.


9 comments:

srp said...

When Phantom of the Opera was in Atlanta we went. It was only four hours (the way I drive) from Columbus. Stephen took us to "The Abby" and the food was outstanding. The waiters in their monk outfits weren't bad either. (wink)
Wish we could have gone to this one as well.

Minerva said...

Pittypats sounds an amazing place..and the food... Where are those kind of places now? 7 courses??!!

Minerva

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi Judy..This is amazing....I haven't thought about The Hyatt Regency in YEARS!!! As soon as I saw that Postcard, it all came back to me...I stayed there many many years ago and I thought too, it was way ahead of it's time....Had gone to Atlanta to see some friends in a play; It was a fabulous couple of days and I never laughed so much in my life before or since...You are helping to stir memories dear Judy...

P.S. I really like not having that verification thingy...think I'm going to take it off mine, too...maybe...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Forgot to say that Michele sent me this AM..though what I'm doing up at this hour, I don't know...am going back to sleep soon...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

What a great looking place; do they serve hamburgers?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I forgot to say Michele sent me here.

Aginoth said...

Well amybe I'll ge tto the US for a visit and have a look someday :o)

Michelle sent me

panthergirl said...

Love these!! When my sister went to the Hyatt for the first time, she put her purse down on the windowsill and it wound up on the other side of the restaurant!!!

Here via michele again!

Bhakti said...

(Porque Michele sent me!)

You wouldn't catch me dead in that Peachtree building. Oh my gosh. Especially after living downtown when the Twin Towers fell. I get goose bumps just looking at the Peachtree!!!