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Atlanta, Georgia

Adalanta Desert

Beside some power panels, a plaque celebrates the history of an alternate world. 

Created by Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios, Kcymaerxthaere is a “parallel universe that intersects with much of our linear Earth, but with different stories, creatures, peoples, even laws of physics and qualities of existence.”  It has been likened to a novel with every page in a different place. What makes the Kcymaerxthaere project particularly interesting is that Demetrios installs informative markers and historical sites at the locations in our world that connect to his world, creating real world intersections with his imagined universe. For the months of August and September, 2014, Demetrios acted as our first ever Geographer-in-Residence and his Kcymaerxthaere locations continue to be featured all over the Atlas. To learn more see our introductory article here

In Kcymaerxthaereal times, both iconic figures and musical roadways intersected at this Atlanta, Georgia site. And, today, downstairs in an elegant building complex (with some great restaurants), near the power panels, you’ll find the story of these probably less familiar events.  Specifically, you’ll see how the Tehachapi, the great road-building culture of Kcymaerxthaere built staggeringly elegant roadways that crossed the searing desert that spanned many gwomes, including Atalanta and Ironinh and parts of Stoan Mountin. Where they crossed was a natural stopping point for travelers. And thus, with hospitality rare and far between, it was inevitable that momentous meetings would take place where someone like Martha Pelaski could provide reasonably good food and comfort–from self-connection as with Iglesia Guitierrez to Nobunaga-Gaisen’s meeting with Alcibiades–and its near fatal consequences.

Take a moment to find this piece of the story next time you are in Atlanta (and then grab a nice treat at Star Provisions or get food crazy and dine at Bachanalia).

Know Before You Go

It is downstairs at The Westside:

You go through the archway to the right of Star Provisions/Bachanalia and into the courtyard and then downstairs. Look around that lower level of the courtyard.

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