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Old Posted Jul 20, 2010, 2:44 PM
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Everyone's got a prayer in MEMPHIS

It's been a good while since I posted a photothread, but Memphis needs some love...




























Beale Street... we'll come back to it






SO much potential in this shot!!!












had to get some above ground powerlines in








This building is a real gem... too nice to let go to waste
































Alright back to Beale Street




W. C. Handy... father of The Blues

















The ONLY Elvis reference in the thread






Wishing you love, peace and chicken grease!! So long, Memphis.
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What a great downtown.
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I see these photos and instantly am reminded of certain smells, sounds, and tastes. So much soul in Memphis. I wish we had some prominent forumers who lived in Memphis so we could get a regular dose of it. Thanks for the photos!
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I see these photos and instantly am reminded of certain smells, sounds, and tastes. So much soul in Memphis. I wish we had some prominent forumers who lived in Memphis so we could get a regular dose of it. Thanks for the photos!
Yeah totally!!! I wish I would have had some more time really do the city justice... areas like Harbortown, and the Med Center are really great. I just didn't have time for them because I was only there for a few hours. Plus it was a H-O-T day... I was sweating bullets just walking downtown.
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Yeah totally!!! I wish I would have had some more time really do the city justice... areas like Harbortown, and the Med Center are really great. I just didn't have time for them because I was only there for a few hours. Plus it was a H-O-T day... I was sweating bullets just walking downtown.
I'll get on it...I live in Midtown.
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Great set! I love memphis! It is so beautiful and one of the most underrated American cities
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Memphis has a very cool vintage look....Great shots!
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Very cool. Nashville, which i visit every Christmas because my family lives there, seems so intent on progressing and getting bigger and more sophisticated. Memphis just seems happy to kick back and enjoy life. It's very "real."
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What a great thread! One of my best friends who lives in Knoxville is moving to Austin, TX and I'm flying out this weekend to help her. I said the only we had to do was stop in Memphis on the way. Now I really can't wait. What a nice looking city. Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks, it's not every day we see Memphis on this forum! The city has still some 50s atmosphere, which is nice.
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Thanks, it's not every day we see Memphis on this forum! The city has still some 50s atmosphere, which is nice.
Yeah, that's really important to me. I hate that there's so many vacancies in downtown Memphis, but thankfully it's a city that's not to quick to tear down old buildings.

Economically, Memphis seems to have all the right ingredients for a great decade... steady stream of new energy, great creative class, growing medical industry. The only thing missing now is putting more investment into downtown. I hope the people of Memphis will see how amazing their historic city is and start putting more investment into it.
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Cool downtown! Kind of reminds me of Spokane here in Washington - minus the pyramid
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Why hello there, Memphis! Lovely Downtown! What are the nabes themselves like, though? Did you try any BBQ?! And, IIRC, Memphis is one of the - if not the largest - black metro's, right?
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Why hello there, Memphis! Lovely Downtown! What are the nabes themselves like, though? Did you try any BBQ?! And, IIRC, Memphis is one of the - if not the largest - black metro's, right?
Memphis is around 65% black. The bbq is whats up.
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Wow, seemingly unfathomable, coming from a city that is maybe, what? 6-8% black nowadays.
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Wow, seemingly unfathomable, coming from a city that is maybe, what? 6-8% black nowadays.
A majority black population is common in most larger southern cities.
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I know - both of my (maternal) grandparents were born/raised in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. But even still, as somebody who's accustomed to the demographics of LA - and in general, West Coast cities - Southern demographics still have a certain shock value to them. Anyways, didn't mean to dwell too far off-topic
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Why hello there, Memphis! Lovely Downtown! What are the nabes themselves like, though? Did you try any BBQ?! And, IIRC, Memphis is one of the - if not the largest - black metro's, right?
LOL-- I'm from Little Rock so I'm well familiar with Memphis BBQ. LOVE IT!!

Yes, like what was said, most cities in the South have a significant AA population... especially those on the Mississippi river. But I was reminded on my trip that (unlike urban Texas or California) there are still places in the South that DON'T have a significant Hispanic population. That's what was weird to me.
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