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Visual Journeys

Photo essays from all around the Southeast's rapidly changing capital of culture and commerce.

Atlanta at sundown: scenes from an empty city confronting a global pandemic

On a pleasant spring night, Atlantans heeded the call to stay home.

North of Atlanta, the ‘School Bus Graveyard’ is a wonderland of public art

What started as a means to thwart thieves has evolved into a bizarre, beautiful mecca for art enthusiasts around the world.

As investment pours in, a ‘new Stone Mountain Village’ aims to rise

Brewers, developers, creatives, and other entrepreneurs call the village an up-and-coming, historic gem among metro Atlanta downtowns—its reputation be damned

Five years after its debut, a quiet evening aboard the Atlanta Streetcar

A major expansion could boost the limited transit system. In the meantime, it’s a good place to nap.

UPDATED: A clear winter’s day, a drone, and 14 fresh glimpses of Atlanta’s changing skyline

Some bird’s-eye-view context from around downtown and corridors morphing into development hot zones.

Georgia Tech’s Living Building, the Southeast’s greenest, is a marvel of efficiency and spare parts

Now finished, metro Atlanta’s most environmentally advanced structure aims to be a self-sustaining launchpad for big ideas.

Photos: Exploring the Peachtree Creek Greenway, Brookhaven’s planned Beltline link

What to know about the creekside, $10-million "model mile" as it readies for a December debut.

Photos: Exploring DeKalb County’s smallest city, the artsy, off-kilter, scenic Pine Lake

The mayor moonlights as a guitarist. The police chief’s a poet from Brooklyn. A 12-year-old girl helps lead the environmental council. That’s Pine Lake.

In photos: 13 Midtown developments to watch this fall

If cranes are any indication, the subdistrict’s years-long boom shows few signs of slowing.

Touring the Beltline’s recently opened Southside Trail: key takeaways and 26 photos

Tips for navigating a Beltline corridor—now officially open to the public and structurally safer!—that’s been cleared of its railroad bones.

Exploring Buckhead’s changing cityscape in 16 photos

A quick tour of recent development, large and small, around the upscale district.

Photos: How a new town tied to Georgia’s TV and film industry is rising south of Atlanta

Next door to Pinewood Studios, construction is well underway on 235 acres of former Fayetteville wheat fields.

Exploring the Beltline’s downtown Connector corridor and what it could mean for Atlanta

Recently acquired "critical link" aims to open Beltline and downtown access for English Avenue, Bankhead, beyond.

Photos: Explore wondrous South Peachtree Creek Trail, a ‘connective tissue’ for Emory and beyond

Just north of Decatur, the growing PATH system is a hidden treasure and mobility option.

Photo recap: Shaky Knees 2019 brings eclectic musical mix to Old Fourth Ward

Seventh incarnation of indie fest skirts rain threat, closes with mesmerizing Tame Impala set.

Atlanta’s rapidly changing Howell Mill Road corridor, in 15 photos

A half-dozen major projects are under construction (with more planned) in just a few West Midtown blocks.

Touring Atlanta’s cyclorama, an engineering, architectural, and historical marvel

How one of America’s largest historic treasures was reborn to feel like high-tech 1700s.

Photos: Buckhead’s tallest new tower in a decade lends unique Atlanta perspectives

City’s latest Icon high-rise aims to enliven Peachtree and add skyline flair.

Five years after Mercedes-Benz Stadium broke ground, is Atlanta’s Westside revival working?

A tour of two neighborhoods where investment—and hardship—abounds.

Honoring Atlanta’s top 2018 wins for walking, biking the city

In ways big and small, it was a notable year for non-vehicular infrastructure.

Photos: Murals celebrate Atlanta’s civil rights legacy as backdrop for Super Bowl LIII

Find the new installations under bridges, at MARTA stations, and elsewhere around downtown.

Photos: Atlanta Beltline construction abounds as 2018 winds down

Eastside Trail projects promise an uninterrupted Beltline experience from Memorial Drive to Piedmont Park.

Atlanta United are MLS champions, and the parade was rowdy and proud

City marks the end of 23-year sports championship drought with rousing downtown celebration.

Inside lilli Midtown, Atlanta’s 2018 high-rise of the year

Plus, a Q&A with the head of developer JPX Works, Jarel Portman.

Scenes from Atlanta’s rapidly urbanizing Howell Mill Road corridor

Saddle up for a tour of some $1 billion in development on a single Atlanta street.

And now for pretty autumn photos of Atlanta, because why not?

It’s been a hectic week. Life is beautiful. You deserve it.

The ongoing (sub)urbanization of northern Decatur

Sprawling commercial district in ITP DeKalb County is virtually unrecognizable from a few years ago.

Photos: How the Beltline’s Westside Trail looks a year after opening (part II)

Traveling the path from Adair Park to points north.

How Pittsburgh Yards is pioneering community-led Beltline development

South of downtown Atlanta, 31-acre project aims to be an inclusive economic catalyst.

The present state and possible future of Quarry Yards, Atlanta’s latest big idea

Photo essay and new renderings illustrate what $400 million could bring to Grove Park.

Photos: How the Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail looks a year after opening

In several ways, this three-mile Beltline corridor is the opposite of its bustling Eastside counterpart.

Photos: Highlights from explosive Music Midtown ’18 in Piedmont Park

Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, and more perform at eighth festival incarnation in Atlanta’s marquee green space.

A celebration of Atlanta’s underrated skyline(s) in 20 drone photos

Come tour the skies from Sandy Springs to Centennial Olympic Park.

Inside the renovation of Norfolk Southern Buildings, a downtown Atlanta landmark

Abandoned, century-old offices will house industrial lofts and a retail corridor called "The Canyon" in the latest major investment near the Gulch.

Photos: Behind the fences at 725 Ponce, which is embracing the Beltline like nothing before

The 12-story complex of concrete is rerouting the Eastside Trail for an immersive pedestrian experience.

Photos: Catching up with Grant Park’s adaptive-reuse The Beacon

The Atlanta Beltline-fronting project will debut two more tenants this weekend.

Photos: A stroll down Boulevard shows investment activity abounds

Old Fourth Ward thoroughfare with a history of ills is dotted with new projects, construction sites, and proposals.

Photos: Catching up with central Buckhead’s changing skyline

Office stacks, apartments, and condo towers making a comeback—the heart of Buckhead has it all right now.

Tracking the latest dazzling street art of Atlanta’s Wylie Street

Get outside and behold the newest Forward Warrior offerings in Cabbagetown.