Scenery from China.
“Neon City I”
Nashville, TN. This image was taken along the east bank of the Cumberland, looking directly into the heart of Broadway. Unlike my last photo, this one is devoid of any traffic. The goal was to make an image that isn’t as distracting as one with light trails, capturing motion. From left to right, you can see the Bridgestone Tower, Pinnacle Tower, beacon of the Bridgestone Arena(center), the infamous “Batman Building”, Wework Tower and the former tallest building of the 60’s, the L&C Tower. If you will, on the far right, you can see some paneling missing from the building facade. This is part of the restoration process as a result of the “Christmas Morning 2020 Bombing”. The restoration process will take several years.
You can make out some of the pubs and bars on 1st Avenue and their colorful neons reflecting off of the Cumberland.
Have a safe weekend, all!
The Knoxville Sunsphere was constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair, and you can find it in World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. The 266-foot structure is topped with a golden glass sphere that towers above the city.
The Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga was built in 1890 and is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world. If you choose to walk it, you will make your way from either the city’s North Shore or Downtown.
Known by locals as the “Batman Building,” the AT&T Building is 33-stories and 617-feet high. It was designed as an office tower and was once the tallest building in Tennessee.
The Ryman Auditorium seats over 2,000 people and is known as the “Mother Church” of Country Music. The building is located in downtown Nashville and served as the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. It remains one of the most sought-after venues in the United States.
The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge can be found in Williamson County, Tennessee. It’s known for its stunning rural views and its characterizing arches. Fun fact: it was the first segmentally constructed bridge in the nation.
There’s a replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tennessee, and at 66 feet, it is the 12th-tallest Eiffel Tower replica in existence. The rural landmark was originally constructed for the Memphis in May festival in 1990.
Known as the “Great American Pyramid,” the famed, mirrored pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee houses a Bass Pro Shop. The structure is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, and it pays homage to the pyramids of Egypt and the Nile River.
What an incredible road trip! Can you imagine the fun you’d have with a trek across the great state of Tennessee? If you’re planning to take this memorable adventure, tell us all about it in the comments!
1: Sunsphere, 810 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA
2: Walnut Street Bridge, 1 Walnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
3: AT&T Building, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
4: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
5: Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge, Natchez Trace Pkwy, Franklin, TN 37064, USA
6: Eiffel Tower Park, 1020 Maurice Fields Dr, Paris, TN 38242, USA
7: Memphis Pyramid, Memphis, TN 38105, USA. 8: 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. 9: Great Smoky Mountains National Park 107 Park Headquarters Rd Gatlinburg.