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Access Points 18: Can you guess what and where this is?

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Do you know what and where this is? Share your guess in the comments!

UPDATE 12/10: Want to know the answer? Here it is!

Time for this week’s Access Points photo game: share in the comments what’s in this photo and where you’ll find it.

For those trying this for the first time: every week,  I post a photo of something fun in the Atlanta area, and ask readers to guess what and where it is. The next day, I’ll post the answer and the story behind it. For examples, check out our earlier Access Points games, or follow them on our new Access Points map.

If you know what it is and where to find it, share in the comments, or on Twitter @insideaccess! I’ll reveal the answer at 4 p.m. Thursday!

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Access Points 17: Mother Cabbage at BabyLand General

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Where do Cabbage Patch Kids come from? Why, a Mother Cabbage at BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Ga. AJC photos by Jamie Gumbrecht.

Did you recognize the image in this week’s Access Points photo game? No, it’s not the Georgia Aquarium or Cabbagetown, as some of you guessed, but rather, the Mother Cabbage inside the new BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Ga.

Several of you made great guesses that it had something to do with Cabbage Patch — I particularly loved the response from eagle-eyed reader Alicia, who recognized a piece of a Cabbage Patch Kid head on the left side of the photo. Here are some of my photos from the Cabbage Patch Kids Appalachian Christmas Celebration, and a story I wrote last year about the Cabbage Patch Kids 25th anniversary.

It seems that almost everybody in Georgia had stopped at the old BabyLand General Hospital in downtown Cleveland at some point in the last few decades. The new, 70,000-square foot BabyLand General opened last month just a …

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Access Points 17: Can you guess what and where this is?

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Can you guess what and where this is? If you think you know, share in the comments!

UPDATE 12/6: Want to see the answer? Here it is!

For this week’s Access Points photo game, tell me what’s in this photo and where you’ll find it.

For newbies: every week,  I post a photo of something fun in the Atlanta area, and ask readers to guess what and where it is. The next day, I’ll post the answer and the story behind it. For examples, check out our earlier Access Points games, or follow them on our new Access Points map.

If you know what it is and where to find it, share in the comments, or on Twitter @insideaccess! I’ll reveal the answer at 4 p.m. Thursday!

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Access Points Map: Track the game around Atlanta

Most Wednesdays, at 4 p.m., I post an image from around Atlanta and ask you to guess what it is. Because I intend to be on my second slice of pumpkin pie when I should be posting the answer tomorrow, I’ve got something else for you: the brand new Access Points map!

The idea behind our Access Points photo game has always been to reward people who’ve been exploring Atlanta, and to educate those who are seeing it for the first time. By making each of these a point on a map, I’m hoping it’ll make it easier for everyone to try something new without feeling lost.

And if you’re new to our game, this is a good way to get into it. Each point links back to an object that might keep you guessing, even if you know the location.

I’ll make sure to update the map every week, once the answer is revealed. Check back next week for a new view on Atlanta!

For instant updates, follow @insideaccess on Twitter.

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Access Points 16: 1948 Sain glove at Atlanta Braves Museum

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This week's Access Point was a bronzed glove worn by Johnny Sain during Game 1 of the 1948 World Series. It's at the Atlnata Braves Museum. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

Did you make a guess at this week’s Access Point photo game? A few commenters were in the ballpark (Pun!) when they correctly guessed it was at Turner Field. It’s actually inside the Braves Museum and Hall of Fame inside the park gates. It’s pitcher John Sain’s glove and ball from Game 1 of the 1948 World Series, when the Boston Brave pitched a shutout against the Cleveland Indians.

There are many balls and gloves in the museum — and jerseys, World Series rings, photos and even a train car –  but this one stands out. The museum received it after Sain’s death, bronzed like baby booties you want to hold forever in one time.

It would be easy to miss among all the red and blue, but even easier to miss some of the story behind it. There’s only so much room on an information card. (Here’s a short piece from when I went on …

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Access Points 16: Can you guess what and where this is?

UPDATE 11/20: Want to see the answer? Here it is!
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For this week's Access Points photo game, guess what and where this is. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

For those new to our photo game: every week I post a photo of something fun in the Atlanta area, and ask readers to guess what and where it is. The next day, I’ll post the answer and the story behind it. For examples, check out our earlier Access Points games.

If you know what it is and where to find it, share in the comments, or on Twitter @insideaccess! I’ll reveal the answer at 4 p.m. Thursday!

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Access Points 15: Cobb Energy Centre chandelier

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Henok Demisse continued the week-long task of cleaning the 10 Murano glass chandeliers at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in 2008. AJC file photo

For this week’s Access Points photo game, shazzzzee was the first to name what it was and where you can find it: it’s a chandelier at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. I think CJ wins, too, for the category I just invented, “Best Abstract and/or Romantic Response,” for saying it was like a  cloudy sky over Lake Lanier.

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Chandeliers at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

There are 10 of these Murano glass chandeliers, each about weighing nearly 600 pounds. They’re made of 150 individual pieces of hand-blown glass, colored with silver and gold. They were designed for the center by Andromeda International, which also did work for the W Hotel in Atlanta.

You can get a lot of views of them: through the glass wall in front of the buliding, strung high above you on the ground floor, or relatively close if you …

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Access Points 15: Can you guess what and where this is?

UPDATE 11/5: Want to know the answer? Here it is!
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For this week's Access Points game, can you guess what and where this is?

For those who haven’t played our photo game before, every week I post a photo of something fun in the Atlanta area, and ask readers to guess what and where it is. The next day, I’ll post the answer and the story behind it. For examples, check out our earlier Access Points games.

If you know what it is and where to find it, share in the comments, or on Twitter @insideaccess! I’ll reveal the answer at 4 p.m. Thursday!

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Access Points 14: SunTrust model in High’s Portman exhibit

See something familiar in this week’s Access Points photo game?
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Readers Steve and Luis were on to something in those first guesses — it’s a model in the High Museum’s John Portman exhibit. But even if you hadn’t seen the model of our city in the “John Portman: Art & Architecture,” some of you might have recognized the distinct tip of SunTrust Plaza in Midtown.

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SunTrust Plaza. AJC file photo

It is among Atlanta’s tallest buildings and remains one of its most distinctive, with a busy streetscape at the base and a recognizable crown. The best view of many of Portman’s buildings is on the inside, but the exterior of SunTrust Plaza makes it stand out on the ground and in the skyline.

It’s 1.6 million square feet, 60 stories and has a tenant list including SunTrust Banks, lawyers and dentists. In the past, it held  a Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia gallery.

When the building opened in 1992, it wasn’t SunTrust Plaza, but One Peachtree Center. A December 1992 …

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Access Points 14: What and where is this?

UPDATE 10/29: Did you make a guess? Here’s the answer.
For this week’s Access Points photo game, tell me what this is and where it’s found.
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For this week's Access Points photo game, share in the comments what this is and where it is.

Every week, I post a photo of something fun in the Atlanta area, and ask readers to guess what and where it is. The next day, I’ll post the answer and the story behind it. For examples, check out our earlier Access Points games.

If you know what it is and where to find it, share in the comments, or on Twitter @insideaccess! I’ll reveal the answer at 4 p.m. Thursday!

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