Good Morning and Happy Pre-Friday!
Every state/city/school system has THAT field trip. The one every kid has been on. I don't know what it is for y'all native Carolinians, but for an Atlanta Public Schools student, that trip was Cyclorama.
What is Cyclorama? Buckle. Your. Seat belts. Cyclorama is a 42-foot-tall painting of the Battle of Atlanta. It has a circumference of 358 feet and is the largest painting in the United States.
Circumference? Oh yes my friends, this giant art piece covers the walls of a circular room lined with 128 plaster figurines and set pieces in front of the painting to create a giant diorama.
How do you view such an impressive scene? That is where the "cyclo" in Cyclorama comes in. You sit in stadium-style seating in the center of the room which then turns at .00002 mph leaving every fifth grader bored to tears.