A very compelling photo stream of downtown Atlanta scenes from Tom Roche is here. Even though he lives in the ‘burbs, Tom grabbed his cam, laced up his work boots, jumped on MARTA and hit the streets as soon as daylight became available on Saturday the 15th, walking numerous downtown neighborhoods for over 4 hours, shooting amazing pictures all the while.
It was Tom who called-in (to me) reports of just how badly damaged Vine City was. I then alerted Shelby Highsmith, via Twitter, and someone at CBS46 by text messaging, making those news outlets the first to have video coverage of the Vine City area. Shelby here, and CBS46 here.
Thanks Tom. You are a civic treasure! And an all-around great guy too, of course.