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i was in Nashville last week to see VNV Nation (for the 4th time,) and then recover from finals. i would've gone to the meet saturday, but the weather forecast scared me and i just wanted to crash over in Knoxville. but i met Rural King for lunch friday, and he gave me a downtown tour, then i took some pics.



i stayed over on the West End, where the concert was, in Elliston Place



great show, although Ronan, the singer, got heatsick towards the end, so sadly there was no encore. but the best songs were on the main set, so it was o.k. great venue who didn't have a stick up their ass on cameras; wish i would've known cameras were cool, but i was stuck with the phone cam on the front row.



some more pics of Elliston Place























some assorted West End pics from my drive in















how hideous...







an SUV ruined the shot of the best part of this mural...



and now downtown, where i met Rural King

library parking deck











cool city murals inside the library





view from the entry





















































after Rural King had to go back to work, i went to see the Tennessee Military Museum at War Memorial Plaza (across the street from the Capitol, and the fabulous Snodgrass Tower...)







very good museum; i was especially impressed with the WWI section, which was a lot bigger than i expected

shot i thought the forum'd enjoy from a collage in the WWI section



across the street



beautiful plaza ;) more angry grasshoppers and dragonflies on it than people



West End pano



capitol











now to Broadway, the tourist trap part...this is the city of country music



















then i went west because i saw some old spirey-buildings





























parting shots





bonus pano



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Cool pics - thanks!

I especially like them b/c they remind me of a lot of my time in Nashville - such as these:

I saw plenty of shows here - my favorite being Guided By Voices

Of course Elder's book store has a great history section & next door is Rotier's home to one of my favorite burgers

Not sure if this is exactly where it used to be - but it looks familiar. Lucy's Record Store was where I visited nearly every week.
 

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thanks for the comments y'all.

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^ thanks. yeah, the "batman building" is pretty interesting. watching it go up and seeing progress every few months was pretty cool.

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Cool pic.
hey, is that 800 ft. tall residential tower still going to be built? If so it will boost that skyline BIGTIME! :)
 
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