Here is part 2 of my trip to Nashville, and of course - your soundtrack
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The next day, I was working taking photos of keynote speakers, etc. so my partner decided to venture out on his own, with camera in tow. I don't know if he made it to the official "West End" area but he made it to the Parthenon, which is two miles west of downtown Nashville. Anyway, I think he's trying to muscle in on my turf - he got some pretty good shots!
This was taken through a window of what appeared to be a former factory/auto showroom - possibly installation art pieces?
Starting to look a little quirky...
Okay, concert posters and stickers - must be the collegiate/artsy area!
And eventually to Centennial Park - he wasn't sure what this was:
There's the Parthenon (replica)!
Detail on the door:
The 40+ ft. statue of Athena - it's probably good I didn't see this in person, honestly - it looks incredibly tacky but that's just me:
Hmm, I'm titling this "Cover - or shield, your @ss!"
According to my partner, this is part of Vanderbilt University:
This church bears a striking resemblance to St. Agnes in Cleveland, which once stood at East 79th(ish) and Euclid:
Looks like he took a side trip to the Holy Land
And back toward downtown...
I know I got a good one - he knows I'm cooped up working, so he takes skyline shots for me
The building with the clock tower was once a federal building, but now owned by the city - not sure what it's used for:
I saw this building from the glass elevators of the hotel, but thanks to my partner I know it's the electric company's HQ:
Alright, *I* finally had some free time:
The gothic arches of Ryman Auditorium:
Looks like Elvis isn't allowed to leave the building
Detail shot of the Pinnacle office tower:
Old and new, and I like both of them!
Trying to understand the logic of building a luxury high-rise smackdab next to a 60s office tower...
This covers a lot of ground when trying to describe Nashville:
As my partner said - you can't knock them too much; along Broadway and the "bar/club" area, there's more contiguous historic urban fabric than a lot of places - Cleveland's Warehouse District could only hope to have as much existing stock :| .
Over to the Cumberland River - looks like they used former bridge pylons as a foundation for a public art piece
The riverfront was pretty desolate, other than some homeless and the occasional tourists.
Yeah, that's not a wacky camera angle, that's how some of the hills are - btw, the bar on the left (Riverfront Cafe) was a nice, mellow respite from the honky-tonk joints - and they serve Yazoo Brewing's Pale Ale on tap. It's no Burning River from Great Lakes Brewing, but it'll do in a pinch in Tennessee
Like I said - surprising amount of historic building stock:
And every now and then, a surprising example of quality architecture:
Still - there was a disconcerting amount of heritage
well, you get the idea. I don't see them opening up a store in Cleveland at say, East 55th and Central:
And I never got close to this building but I swear it's a five-story office building on top of a ten-story parking garage - please correct me if I'm wrong!
Anyway, the next day - just some shots from the upper floors of the hotel again. Looking west toward Vanderbilt:
The historic Customs House:
The Gulch area:
Still not sure what this was - west of downtown:
The Country Music Hall of Fame:
Another glassy residential tower - further south of the CBD:
One last look at the entertainment district (and homebase for me for the past few days):
And some night shots - pardon the blur and noise; no tripod and was in between assignments:
And leaving off - I kinda like this, even with the overpass:
Hope you enjoyed!