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aldntn 11-09-2012 04:36 PM

54 Tennessee State Parks Ride Collaborative-Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
 
Well, I got the sense that nobody else wanted to go to this one AND I had hopes of finding my favorite Cajun Chef green sauce at the farmers market across the street.

Bicentennial Capitol Mall

The co-incidence of good weather and underemployment is a fascinating and wonderful thing. That is the reason and I really was searching for a seasoning.

The Mall Park looks much nicer than I remember. The trees are grown, everything is complete; nice. This is, of course, an urban park, bounded on the south by downtown Nashville and on the north by "North" Nashville. Well, the location is what it is. The fact is people in the park will likely be multicultural and occasionally there may be some scruffiness. If you can tolerate that, the the park is fine.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091820s.jpg


Principally, the park is about the history of Tennessee. I am sort of interested in that kind of thing, but, today, I was content to enjoy the sunny afternoon.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091816s.jpg

The noble State Capitol Building. A grand pre-civil war structure.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091817s.jpg

Here's some fun: walking under a train.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091818s.jpg

A bit of the large in ground map of the state.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091819s.jpg

Nice little amphitheater:

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091821s.jpg

A large open area in the middle.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091822s.jpg

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091823s.jpg

The floating granite globe. I'm pretty sure the girls on the right are Amish.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091824s.jpg

I'm not sure what these signify. Not particularly in a historic mood today.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091825s.jpg

Capitol/downtown view from the north end of the mall.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091827s.jpg

Also not sure what this is all about.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091828s.jpg

History looking south:

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091829s.jpg

And history looking north:

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091830s.jpg

And, of course, a guy has to take a pic of his bike.

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/11.../PB091831s.jpg

All in all a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Unfortunately, no Cajun Chef. Internet search to commence.

8trackmind 11-09-2012 08:21 PM

Never been to that park. I need to visit. :thumb

Liberia 11-10-2012 06:53 AM

A truly unique State Park
 
Thanks for the great ride report. Perhaps some of the readers will add comments to explain the items for which you were uncertain (so hard for Southerners to end a sentence without a dangling participle).

aldntn 11-10-2012 08:31 AM

Probably
 
a lot of detail here. The park is just a few blocks from all the touristy stuff, so if you happen to be in town, something else to do.

aldntn 12-03-2012 04:10 PM

Another View of the Mall
 
http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/120112/PC012062.JPG


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