archilove

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About archilove

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    Art, History, Architecture

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  1. It gives a much needed rhythm to the all 30 story everywhere you look skyline. Looks nice.
  2. That's a nice area around the Schermerhorn, good shady place to sit with entertaining views. I like European vibes.
  3. These are some sickening losses. The old Jewish Temple was a real jewel. People pay thousands of dollars and travel thousands of miles to see old Paris, France. If old Paris were not there, no one would pay to see La Defense. Here is a small suggestion for lovers of the antique: On a pretty sunday, go to 5th and Madison and park your car curbside. Enter the Tempered European Chocolate Shop and have something chocolate with coffee, wine, a sandwich or maybe a crepe. Walk up 5th to numbers 1215 and 1217 and stand facing them along with the empty lot-garden to the right. Stare at the houses, the yards and the garden. You are in a time warp and it gives you a pleasant, nostalgic feeling. Now drive slowly up 6th avenue, noticing such treasures as the Germantown Inn, Monell's and the old Mad Platter building. Continue to 7th, park, and enter the Church of the Assumption. Sit down in a pew and feel the sacred ambiance. Meditate, or pray for the Titans. When dinner time comes, go to the Germantown Cafe, get a table with a south-facing window and enjoy a meal with wine and dessert while viewing the Nashville skyline. Next, go to First Tennessee Park for a Sounds game and then continue home refreshed and ready for a new week.
  4. Some good things about Nashville's boom: 1) Growing skyline makes town look more prominent, wealthy. 2) Old neighborhoods being revitalized. 3) All downtown projects, save one, are better than what preceded them. Regrets: 1) I worry about losing old structures in Germantown, Rutledge Hill. 2) The beautiful old house with the big shade trees on the Virgin Hotel site is gone. 3) The block that included the two art galleries, JJ's, Noshville Deli and a nice old house were purchased for a project that does not seem to be going forward. 4) The gorgeous homes that made up the Freewill Baptist College seem to be in jeopardy. Losing them would detract significantly from the appearance of that part of West End People are coming to Nashville now partly because of the way it looks, and it looks that way because it has a good mix of new and old.
  5. Someone here complained recently about the bachelorettes downtown. We are second to Las Vegas in bachelorette parties and I don't think it wise to chase away that kind of business. One of my favorite things to do in Nashville is to go sit in Walk of Fame Park and watch the girls go by. They always seem to be having such a good time!
  6. I just recently discovered Germantown. I go there now to have a pleasant stroll on the brick sidewalks and enjoy the old houses, or maybe to drop in on the chocolate shop or visit the Church of the Assumption. There does seem to be a limited supply of older houses and a very high rate of new development, so I am concerned that if any more of the old places are torn down it will loose the character and charm that it presently has. It reminds me of an old cartoon I once saw where two developers were standing on a bluff overlooking a valley and one says to the other "this is beautiful, let's develop it."
  7. Good idea!
  8. A lot of people seem to want a "crown" on the 505 building. This can be done later, as was done in Mobile. Since there is no money within the project for this, is it a practical idea to raise public money for it (with Mr.Giarratana's approval). I think a crown would make a significant difference in the skyline and in the building, and might even give us a new "tallest."
  9. A lot of people seem to want a "crown" on the 505 building. This can be done later, as was done in Mobile. Since there is no money within the project for this, is it a practical idea to raise public money for it (with Mr.Giarratana's approval). I think a crown would make a significant difference in the skyline and in the building, and might even give us a new "tallest."