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Everything posted by Vrtigo

  1. I'm hoping the relief of this structure in the background will emphasize the existence of this curve to the frequent (drunk?) passersby who wreck the southside bollards on a seemingly weekly basis.
  2. ^ Yep! He's a really nice guy too and he's been here for a while. I sold him a computer once and we talked for twenty minutes about boots.
  3. I die inside a little bit more every time I see photos of a vibrant, interactive waterfront done right. I love so much about Nashville, but this is one of those things that just crushes me.
  4. ^ Breaking News: Blue Parrot to become Nashville's first rooftop bar that is... just a rooftop bar. A 50-foot high honky tonk paradise on brick stilts.
  5. I believe the curb strip requirement came out of a desire to increase neighborhood walkability and pedestrian safety. Your point about lawn equipment is valid, but I think this little strip adds an enormous amount of curb appeal and makes for a much more pleasant walking experience than the same width of sidewalk without.
  6. ^ The whole design of the thing is really terrible. Graffiti aside, the approach and angle heading away from the Gulch is such that any random lapse in attention as you crest the bridge will take you right into the bollards. I think they are replaced pretty regularly, but every other time I drive through they seem to have been freshly destroyed again by some inattentive (or worse) driver passing through.
  7. I heard today there were less than 100k flights today nationwide, compared to approximately 2.1 million this same day last year. A 95% drop in service...
  8. My first thought when seeing this shot was, "What the hell? That's not Nashville!" Very rarely have I been more glad to be wrong.
  9. ^ Seems likely! Probably intending to imply as much of a connection as can be inferred without paying massive licensing fees or getting sued into oblivion.
  10. The crime is posting the same thing in multiple threads.
  11. Not sure whether I agree with this or not... Your rationale makes sense if they stay where they are, but the majority of young families I know who live in the core are fleeing Metro for the 'burbs and their vastly superior school systems as their kids come of age.
  12. ^ Was "East Nashville BBQ". Tasty, but never had enough clientele to sustain it, so it sat vacant for some time. Crossing my fingers it gets a positive replacement.
  13. ^ In case anyone is curious of the perspective, my guess is this is a (very generous) rendering of the view from the sidewalk in front of the YMCA
  14. This was yesterday morning. They were already tearing up the street, presumably for the gas line cutoff mentioned by @CenterHill above?
  15. Speaking of blocked-off sidewalks... Seriously, didn't we pass some requirement a few years ago that was supposed to require sidewalks to remain open? What's the deal?
  16. Not calling you out specifically, Mark, but I feel compelled to set the record straight since this name has been spelled 87 different ways by 34 different people in this thread over the past two weeks. Properly, the name is spelled Boscobel. Presumably after the Boscobel College for Young Ladies, which was founded in East Nashville in the late 1800s.
  17. What a treat indeed! Thanks for the quick trip back in time, m'lord. (A hat-tip to the castle talk in the other thread.) I think it would be such a neat experiment for someone to capture a "today" equivalent of all of these streetscape photos. While I have spent plenty of time on today's Church St. and surely have stood in just about every location pictured, I'm still having trouble remembering each location and what stands there now. These bygone times would seem much more real with some real-life experiences to back them up!
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