The Vampire Diaries is a show on the CW that's essentially a nighttime soap opera on steroids, mixed with vampires, witches, and werewolves. O_O Yes, it's one of those TV shows that drew off of the success of the Twilight franchise. I have to say it's something of a guilty pleasure for me to watch it. For a while I refused to do so, but plot lines involving love triangles always get me! I can't help but watch to see what develops.
Anyway, the point of this post is to show that TVD (The Vampire Diaries) was filming in downtown Atlanta one weekday afternoon. There weren't any actors around, unfortunately. It appeared to be the crew working to set up scenes and camera angles and such. Still, it was nice to see something different happening in the downtown area. Normally, the show is filmed in Covington, GA.
The episode titled "Murder of One" contains scenes from this shoot. It's about four minutes in, when two characters (brothers) are walking and talking in the streets. If you're familiar with Broad Street, you'll recognize some of the background scenery (restaurants) as well as the white-striped crosswalk.