This morning I decided to do a search on the word "Atlanta" in the Internet Archive, that massive, glorious repository of assorted stuff. The first thing that caught my eye was a video called simply "Atlanta Traffic". It was part of the OurMedia series on the Archive, described as "an initiative devoted to creating and sharing works of personal media."
I couldn't find out who had uploaded the video, but it is a 3 minute 26 second scene of a drive approaching the Tom Moreland interchange, also known as spaghetti junction. Spaghetti Junction is the interchange of I-85 and I-285 in north Dekalb County, near its border with Gwinnett County. It was created to solve congestion problems associated with an earlier cloverleaf road design.
I'm not fond of Atlanta's automobile culture, and I view the very existence of that interchange as evidence of how insane our dependence on automobiles has become. It is a hideously ugly structure. There are many roadways, including interstate highways, that could be retrofitted and given design elements to make them seem as though they were built by a culture that values beauty and dignity. It is hard to image any makeover of spaghetti junction that would be anything more than the proverbial activity of "putting lipstick on a pig."
It's a short, clever video, and I hope you enjoy it.