Sunday, August 30, 2009

NASHVILLE

Aug. 29, 2009---As we left Rock Harbor Marina at mile 175.3 the water was very still in the protected embayment.





Traveling on the Cumberland River the cloudy day created a grey haze.

Nashville's city skyline was rather vauge.







Getting closer in the city AT&T's building is very interesting. It is easy to see why it is known as the "Batman Building".




The home of the Titans is seen on the east bank. LP Field is an open stadium with a capacity of about 68,000.

We tied up just past the stadium nearly under the Shelby Street walking bridge at mile 191. This was our short day as the distance traveled was only 15.7 miles. It was 9:00 a.m. which gave us most of the day to explore downtown Nashville by the river.



This large structure is some kind of art. We thought it looked like a roller coaster ride where the track had separated! Little do we know about modern art.





On the Shelby St. bridge Maryann & Crystal posed with the city in the background.




There are several street photos taken from the Shelby bridge. Numerous tents were set up for the Barbeque Festival that was taking place all along the riverfront.











The large white colored barge tied up along a concrete wall at the foot of a grassy slope is the bandstand.









Charlie Daniels Museum is clearly seen with a large guitar painted on the side of the building. Tom, Crystal & I went to the museum later in the day.


Broadway Street looks like a step back in time with the large modern building in the background.






After lunch Crystal was seen in various spots.












Keith took time for a "small" ice cream at Mike's Icecream Parlor.








Tom was sure not very excited about the Smart cars on display. Notice the license plate. It was meant to be!






These Smart cars may soon be replaced by the original form of transportation seen on the left.













Some views of the boat from Shelby Street Bridge. The bandstand can be seen across the river.






After plenty of walking we made our way back to the boat for a little rest before going to the Grand Ole Opry.


















Clay Walker was one of the featured singers.


We all really enjoyed the show.


The video below shows the colorful lights reflecting in the water and the very well lighted Shelby St. bridge. Music from the band could be heard from our position on the "Dream Manor".

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