A Panorama of Atlanta’s Past

There is no doubt that Atlanta has gone through several stages of destroying and rebuilding in the last century, and the growing amount of parking garages and lots can attest to that. Although Atlanta has been considered a commuter city where its a bustling city during the day and a ghost town at night, that has been rapidly changing and another stage of rebuilding seems to be arising.

The growth of Georgia State University and young adults falling in love with Atlanta has strongly contributed to this growth, as well as investors believing its an opportunity support an promising city. With this revival there has been a stronger feeling that Atlanta’s history is one of its most valuable assets. As the hub of the south, Atlanta as a city and community has triumphed through some of history’s most important movements. With this in mind, the emphasis on the importance of the glass plate negatives project is not necessary.

As I continue to work on the Atlanta Glass plate negative photo-stitching project I find myself continuously in awe at the rich history in architecture, culture, and history that I have been able to see during this project. Where I left last our group was getting ready to tackle the hard task of photostitching hundreds of old archived images of a few street that the vidauct (Underground Atlanta) has covered. As the prjoect continues we have found that the address to which the meta data of the images pointed are not entirely correct and its up to us to examine each image in order to create large panoramas of entire streets.



This is a large panorama of a street where I was able to stitch 4 images together. Its incredible on the amount of detail that is present. As we continue to move down streets we hope to create a world where you can revisit Atlanta in some of its most historically rich moments.


Until Next time,


Alexandra Orrego

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