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Art Print Notes:
The old Polaris lounge is simply a fun mid-century piece of modernist design. Pictured here is a night-time view of that classic restaurant atop the Atlanta Hyatt Regency. This trendsetting Atlanta hotel, designed by John Portman, in 1967 was the first to feature an atrium in the middle of the hotel. This interior design is now a common feature of larger hotel buildings around the world.
In its early years, the Polaris Lounge was a rooftop restaurant which sat atop the new city skyline and commanded a view across the whole city. I’ve heard it mentioned often that in its heyday, the Polaris atop the Hyatt was the place to be seen for noon-time meetings in Atlanta.
Today the skyline of Atlanta has changed a lot. The Hyatt Polaris Lounge no longer commands such an impressive view. In this night time photo you get a taste of the taller skyscrapers that now surround the old Hyatt. Yet this gem of modernist architecture (one of a few surviving examples in Atlanta) still reminds us of a time when the future was boundless and full of flying saucers!
I suppose architecture has rightly moved on in the decades since the Polaris sat atop the Atlanta skyline, but I have a soft spot for the enthusiastic architecture of the future that seemed to flourish back then. Today it just has a fun retro-cool quality that still speaks to many of us.
This city-lights view of Atlanta has been one of my more popular prints from my time in the city. I’m glad to know it speaks to others. I’m guessing primarily residents and former residents who also had their eyes on the skyline. Or perhaps people in general who love old modernist architecture. Into which camp do you fall?
Wonder what past print buyers think?
Yes! I got my tractor print in the mail today, and I love it! It is beautiful. It is vibrant and ….perfect… and I am going to frame it and hang it asap! I love it. Thank you Mark! You are an amazing photographer.
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
…it is a surprise for my daughter when she comes home from college.. …and I can’t wait for her to see it!! Nice surprise for her finishing her first year and doing amazing!
Love it… the print arrived today and looks awesome!!
Now I just need to get a suitable frame and get it up where it can be enjoyed.
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
Received the print today! It’s gorgeous! I really can’t thank you enough.
I’ll frame it and hang it in my apartment in NYC as soon as I get back.
I just dropped it off at the framing shop on Friday and had a look at it… It’s absolutely beautiful.
I purchased it to replace a painting of Paris and to be honest the way that you have captured Dublin on the river at night makes it look more beautiful than Paris.
Beautiful photo, you are very talented.
I took the photograph of the house to be framed and the young lady who helped me choose the mats and frame was so taken with the photography that she asked for your name so she could see more on the web.
If you hear from an Erica I want a commission!
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
DeAnn just called me so very excited, she received the picture. She thinks it’s just beautiful.
Thank you so much and I’m sure you will be hearing from her too.
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
I ordered a framed print of the Macon County Clinic and Nurses house . My mother… worked there from 1956 until the clinic closed. … It is a beautiful artwork and looking forward to seeing her face when she gets this gift on Christmas. Thanks for the Great GIFT!!
Just wanted to let you know, for Christmas, my sister got me a GIANT photo from you of the mountains and sheep in Connemara (Ireland).
It is really beautiful and I love it. Gotta have it matted and framed next.
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
Originally I purchased these cards to give for Easter, but they are so beautiful I decided to frame and keep them for myself.
Mark Tisdale’s work is excellent.
The cards are very high quality. Images are sharp and colors are vibrant!
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
I love my “Toomers Drugstore” and “Auburn Supper Club” prints from Mark. He does an amazing job and every painting has detail and awesome colors. His Auburn prints are a must have for fans that love Auburn as much as I do!
The print is absolutely breathtaking! I immediately went and had it framed, I just couldn’t wait to display it.
I’m excited to show off your work to my friends and family. You are one of the most talented photographers I’ve seen and it’s a pleasure to own your work.
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
I treated myself last year to two of your lovely works of art. The telephone box & the Scottish cottage on a country lane. Love them!
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