Thursday, June 18, 2015


The other weekend we traveled east again, in order to attend a friend's wedding in Nashville (congrats Mel and John!). And between wedding stuff and visiting with other friends, we managed to sneak in a few minutes for some sight-seeing. On Saturday we visited Centennial Park and the Parthenon. Built in 1897 for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, the Parthenon is a full-size replica of the original one in Athens. The Parthenon is the only building still standing from the Expo, and is now an art museum.

The park was packed with people, with it being a nice warm June day. But getting photos of the Parthenon was a bit difficult. There is some construction work going on around the building, so it's nearly impossible to get a shot of it without including construction fences or Port-o-Potties. So this is the view from under the columns on the side of the Parthenon, stretching off towards the distance.


The next day, before heading back home, we stopped at the Shelby Street pedestrian bridge over the Cumberland River. The bridge was built in 1909 and converted into a pedestrian bridge in 2003. It is usually busy with tourists since it connects the honky-tonk country music part of downtown Nashville to the football stadium across the river.


The bridge also provides a great view of downtown Nashville as well.


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