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Access Points: Can you guess what and where this is?

Do you know what and where this is around Atlanta? AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

A city our size in a region so colorful never gets dull if you keep exploring. I lucked into a job that lets me do that sometimes, and I’m constantly wandering into places and artifacts I should know, but don’t.

No more! I’ve got access, so I’m asking questions, and you’re coming with me. We’ll make it a game.

Every Wednesday, I’ll post an image of something from around the metro area and ask you to identify what and where this mystery photo was taken. It’s just one point in our region, perhaps well-known but under-appreciated, or tough to spot without context.

I’ll reveal the answer at 4 p.m. Thursday, then share the story behind it. We’ll learn something, and get a little background about a new place to explore.

It’s our first week, so I’m posting a bonus image, too. We’ll talk later about whether it was too much detail, not enough or just the right amount to keep you curious.

For now, what is it and where is it found? Share your guesses in the comments or on Twitter @insideaccess!

UPDATE: Think you guessed correctly? Here’s the answer.

Bonus Access Point image: answer and story posted at 4 p.m. Thursday! Jamie Gumbrecht/AJC

26 comments Add your comment


July 29th, 2009
4:07 pm

Its a mobile at fernbank science center


July 29th, 2009
4:11 pm

It is in the Childrens Museum Imagine It. Not sure what it is called but you move the balls through the tube and wire systems.


July 29th, 2009
4:13 pm

Kids Museum Ball Mover… I don’t remember seeing a name on it, but it has cranks & pullies to move balls from one location to another with a large hopper that fills up & then they can dump.


July 29th, 2009
4:16 pm

Its called Tools for Solution

Birthday Dad

July 29th, 2009
4:17 pm

ImagineIt Museum across from Centennial Park and The Georgia Aquarium @Baker St….It’s the Ball Mover that I can never get my kids to stop playing to leave the darn place…LOL..Ok Vanna, What’ d I Win?…LOL


July 29th, 2009
4:49 pm

I don’t think it’s enough background info. As large as Atlanta is that could be any number of things. Maybe we can narrow it down to a general area in the city or whereever.


July 29th, 2009
4:49 pm

ga lottery tumbler


July 29th, 2009
5:04 pm

Yep, it looks exactly like that ball transportation system at Imagine It, which is a fantastic place to take your kids to play. You just need enough adults to keep track of the kiddies, as they will go in all different directions.

Meashelle D.

July 29th, 2009
5:38 pm

It’s the Georgia Lotto Machine

L Bagwell

July 29th, 2009
6:36 pm

Imagine It! museum

J. Christopher

July 29th, 2009
6:57 pm

Its the method of determining coverage used by my HMO

Rachel Ray

July 29th, 2009
7:24 pm

It’s a margarita machine! Pour me one!!!

Michael Vick

July 29th, 2009
7:25 pm

It’s a device used to fight dogs….I had several myself.

wild imagination

July 29th, 2009
7:45 pm

its the shell of a boeing 747


July 29th, 2009
7:47 pm

its the undercarriage of an ingles grocery cart

honest in Atlanta

July 29th, 2009
7:55 pm

gumball machine


July 29th, 2009
8:31 pm

I have no idea…but I like the idea of the game.

Stephen Hawkins

July 29th, 2009
8:33 pm

Its the Mayors answers to the city sewage problems

Jeff Foworthy

July 29th, 2009
9:51 pm

Rectum? Hell, it damn near killed him!

Ms Ima Fatazz

July 29th, 2009
9:55 pm


Jamie Gumbrecht

July 29th, 2009
10:23 pm

I am loving some of your answers. :)


July 30th, 2009
9:10 am

It’s the matter inside Shirley Franklin’s brain!!!


July 30th, 2009
2:33 pm

Looks like a very small miniature of the Wright Brothers plane from the Tellus Museum…


July 30th, 2009
3:08 pm

A gum ball despenser (with a spiral chute)

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