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I'm not really sure how to describe Knoxville. It's the gateway to the Smokies, has a sizeable downtown, is home to the University of Tennesse, and while we did stay in a nice old downtown hotel, there just seemed to be something missing.
I can't say what it was. And we only stayed there one night, so maybe we just missed the really interesting part. We had good food and drinks at a couple spots on Gay Street downtown, and I got up early to take a frigid walk in mid 20 temps and snow flurries.
...and yes...there are photos!
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Beautiful shots. With those fall colors going on it's a great time of year to be in East Tennessee. Knoxville has loads of potential, but you're right, downtown really is a bit dull. It is improving though, slowly but surely.
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great pics of my hometown. makes me really homesick. what hotel did you stay at? it can get ass cold by the river, it's a nice running trail though.
downtown knoxville was dead about 10 years ago; at least for the old city, which isn't in these pics (at the bottom of the hill.) a lot of progress has been made on gay street and market square (not in these pics.) there's even a new movie theatre on gay street.
downtown's missing true appreciation from the locals though; a bunch of sprawl-loving rednecks.
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One my best friends is getting her PhD at UT and I've visited her several times. Downtown and the UT campus are about as interesting as it gets, unfortunately. And even I had to drag her downtown to see it. But, there are some nice spots and you captured them very nicely, thanks!