My City -- Nashville

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by aldntn, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. KeithTurk

    KeithTurk Been here awhile

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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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  2. 3sum

    3sum local Triumph fanboy

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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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  3. aldntn

    aldntn Vgo

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    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.

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    And my favorite car style at the muesum:

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    A very nice couple of hours while in Nashville for only $7.
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  4. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Good lookin older city- I've gotta do a Nashville/Memphis thing one week
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  5. aldntn

    aldntn Vgo

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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)

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    The new convention center ... a huge thing

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    Street view of the Bat Building

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    Second Avenue: lots of restaurants, bars, shopping.

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    The State Capitol Building

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

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

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    LP Stadium: home of football sorrows these days.

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

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    Broadway: touristy but fun.

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    Printers Alley: the original Nashville nightlife.
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  6. iyaoyas98

    iyaoyas98 Bored Silly

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    You done did it again. :D

    I can never remember my camera when I scoot about.
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  7. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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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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  8. aldntn

    aldntn Vgo

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    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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  9. amos100

    amos100 Adventurer

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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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  10. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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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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  11. wipfel

    wipfel Been here awhile

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    Nice report! Nashville is a pretty good place to live.
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  12. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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    Nice pics and follow up! We love to party on Second Ave about once a year, getting old and can't take much anymore!

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  13. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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    I like Nashville. When I'm out of town, I often claim to be from Nashville because I'm embarrassed to admit I'm from Memphis. :lol3
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  14. Vinbowie

    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    Nice report !
    I could get to Nashville from MD.
    one of these days.
    Thanks :clap
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  15. Humunn

    Humunn Moto Prozac

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    Nice RR and pics. I need to visit Nashville!
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  16. aldntn

    aldntn Vgo

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    A few more pics walking about downtown Nashville. During the daytime during the week its easy to park at the stadium end of the pedestrian walkway and walk over into the downtown area.

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    The fire department was doing some training. Luckily, the wind blew the spray away from us. Got some rainbow action.

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    Crossing the walkway over the Cumberland River.

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    My favorite views of downtown are from the Pedestrian Walkway.

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    This is all that's left of the Ingram Barge Company where my father-in-law worked his entire career after WWII. It was quite a site to see a barge slide down the rails into the river.

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    Art for Arts sake. (I guess)

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    Schermerhorn Symphony Center -- This building was heavily damaged by the flood.

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    Records are old tech, but this store is a Nashville trademark.

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    Tootsies Orchid Lounge -- Watering hole of the Grand Ol' Opry

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    Bridgestone Arena: Doesn't look like there will be any hockey this year.

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    My favorite building in all of Nashville.

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    Modest little store: famed guitar restoration company.

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    I'm pretty sure some scenes from the TV show were shot here.

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    Needs no explanation.

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    First Avenue, riverfront and Fort Nashborough

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    Heading home.
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  17. Wal2

    Wal2 Been here awhile

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    Great pics.......love pics of US, towns/Cities just as interesting as countryside......any more please...:D
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  18. aldntn

    aldntn Vgo

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    Something not far away, but I've never seen before: Battle of Nashville Monument


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    This oak at the monument must be 250 years old


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    Just down the road.

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    12th Ave. S toward downtown: "The Gulch"

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    A nice view of Union Station from 11th Ave S.

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    The Nashville Zoo
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  19. Skooter

    Skooter people suck

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    Excellent photos. :thumb I'd like to ride down and explore downtown on an early Sunday morning when traffic is light.

    We get too much rain here. Other than that, it's a wonderful place to call home and it's beautiful...when the sun is out and the mosquitos aren't. I miss the rural feel of middle TN. It seems like so many people nowadays, and Nashville's sprawl feels outta control sometimes.

    Then again, I grew up in the woods of Hickman County back in the 1970's...it's pretty woodsy now, you shoulda seen it in those days!
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