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Old 01-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #16
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"That "artwork" looks like old roller coaster track. I've seen much uglier things call "art""

It does indeed look like the old roller coaster track from Opryland, which would probably be gone now too if it has been operating when the flood came. Too bad it was done away with years ago to make room for a ... mall.

Lots of nice pics and captures Nashville very well.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:59 PM   #17
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Aldntn,

Nice to be reminded of what's all around us here in Middle Tennessee. I really enjoy the National parks of the west but it's really pretty good around here as well.

You're pretty tough to be out in the cold, even if the snow is about gone.

Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:43 AM   #18
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I wish more folks would do this exact thing...

Man.... that place just looks cold right now....

Thanks again....
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:24 AM   #19
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On the left, behind the "art" the last building of the old Ingram Barge Company


That building is not being demolished, it is being renovated and updated with a bunch of eco-friendly crap that caused the price of it's renovation to be ridiculous. The money is in part American recovery and reinvestment act funding. It is part of a larger overhaul of the riverfront area, which is much needed. I "think" the old Nabrico building will be used by Metro Gov.

More info here: http://www.nashville-mdha.org/downtownWaterfront.php

Nice day trip! These pics make my throttle hand itchy.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:09 PM   #20
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iyaoyas98, well I meant to get a picture down broadway toward the river but didn't get stopped for a good view. Went by Tootsie's a couple of times.

keithturc and liberia, with the heated grips and gerbing jacket liner I really like winter riding. 40's and sunshine is great.

ducnek, pretty cool thing to save some of the old building over there. Thanks for the info!

Thanks everybody for all the kind words.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:10 PM   #21
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I get that... with my heated vest and grips on the Ulysses I don't mind it at all.... it's just got to be Clear out.... cold is semi okay.... dreary simply sucks...
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:51 AM   #22
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I have good friends that live on the NW side of Nashville. You make me want to take a road trip and go see them again. Nashville is a cool town and on my short list of places I'd like to live when I finally get out of Atlanta.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:27 PM   #23
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Well...

My wife and I were going to ride downtown and then walk around some; but....I didn't have any change for parking meters and I couldn't find any free parking (I must admit I'm paranoid about getting the bike "towed" aka "destroyed").

So we went to plan B just down Murfreesboro road to Lane Motor Museum


A couple of pics:

A BSA Thunderbolt only titled to its original owner who, before he died of cancer, asked his brother to keep riding it to keep it in good running order. His brother wasn't much of a rider, so it is here at Lane's where the intent is to keep every exhibit in good running order.



And my favorite car style at the muesum:



A very nice couple of hours while in Nashville for only $7.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #24
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Good lookin older city- I've gotta do a Nashville/Memphis thing one week
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:05 PM   #25
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Left to right: New hotel (I forget the name); the center of the old skyline, the L&C building; US Bank; the ATT building (aka as the Bat Building)



The new convention center ... a huge thing



Street view of the Bat Building



Second Avenue: lots of restaurants, bars, shopping.



The State Capitol Building



St. Mary's of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church, built in 1847: oldest church in Nashville



The Municipal Auditorium: all the great bands in the '60s and '70s played here (except the Beatles). I saw a lot of them.



LP Stadium: home of football sorrows these days.



The old Shelby Street Bridge: now converted to a pedestrian walkway.



Broadway: touristy but fun.



Printers Alley: the original Nashville nightlife.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:41 AM   #26
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You done did it again.

I can never remember my camera when I scoot about.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:56 AM   #27
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I like Nashville, but the last time I passed through there was May 2010. The dang place was flooding as I was leaving town towards Memphis. That was a tough trip. Wild wind and rain all the way to El Paso.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #28
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I like Nashville, but the last time I passed through there was May 2010. The dang place was flooding as I was leaving town towards Memphis. That was a tough trip. Wild wind and rain all the way to El Paso.
Yes indeed. The old town was a mess for about a year.


Saw the Lovin' Spoonful at the old Municipal Auditorium, '67/'68, something like that...

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:39 AM   #29
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Saw Jethro Tull at the Municipal Auditorium a loooooooong time ago. For live music downtown and Beale Street in Memphis can be a hoot.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #30
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I enjoyed this! I love Nashville. It's pretty nice for a big city.

I will never forget the flood...

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