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Downtown Nashville Photos

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Well, I seem enamored as of late with black and white photographs. I'm not sure if it is my camera or the film but the black and whites simply do not come out as sharp and clear as the color photos I take for some reason or another. At any rate, one of my goals when I set about to take some pictures is to not follow the beaten path insofar as possible. There are always those popular shots which are obligatory but, overall, my desire is to capture places in new ways or give an area some different perspectives. I am not overly pleased with todays yield but hopefully I have captured some things of interest to you. I do like contrasts so many shots juxtapose the old with the new or the Classical with the modern, etc. Sooo, on to the pics!

See? Something old, something relatively new.

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The next one was the first shot I had in mind when I made the trip and it was taken on 2nd Avenue not far from exiting the South Loop. Unfortunately, it was early morning and downtown was enveloped with a light fog which can be good or bad depending on your perspective.

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Here we have Nashville's newest skyscraper addition directly next to its oldest; The L&C Tower.

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I believe this is along 3rd Avenue.

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I love this cluster of older generation highrises which includes the Stahlman Building.

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Same buildings with closer detail.

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Then you turn the corner and get this rather New Yorkish/Chicagoish view.

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Along Church Street

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I know you guys like "mass."

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I worked in the Nations Bank building in the mid 80's and always enjoyed the Plaza views.

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This view has always been intrigueing. Taken from the War Memorial Plaza.

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End of first post. We will spend a little time around the War Memorial Bldg. in the next. Please stay tuned........

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So long as we are at the War Memorial Plaza, let us soak up some views, shall we?

Ahhhhhh, lovely.

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These columns are...... well, ...... monumental.

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Oh look! I stripped off my clothes and posed for the camera!!!

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I thought this was a pretty cool shot although the old American General Bldg. is a piece of crap.

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Meanwhile, back on the street.....

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The Hermitage Hotel.... still majestic after all these years.

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The First Tennessee as seen from Church Street.

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And the Viridian has risen to take her place among Nashville's skyline.

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Please stay tuned for the final chapter..........

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I've never really noticed this cluster of buildings before along 2nd Avenue. Nice!

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View looking up Church Street.

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The US Bank Bldg.

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Older buildings along First Avenue.

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The Tennessee State Capitol Bldg. I think Andrew Jackson is celebrating because he made that long climb without keeling over!

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Corner column of the State Capitol Bldg.

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But tonight all eyes will be on this most handsome addition to Nashville; The Schermerhorn Symphony Hall. What a magnificent building!

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These photos cannot top those taken by Lexy but the next two are also of the Schermerhorn.....

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And the last one....... Uhm, I really just wanted a more close up view of the naked girl.

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I hope you enjoyed the photos. Thank you very much for your time and patience.

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Also, good job. I'm not so harsh in my assessment of the Nat'l Life & Accident/American General/Tennessee Tower/Snodgrass Tower :blink: description, it's a gem in its own right. It's too bad they don't utilize it for messages, as it was meant to be.

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Excellent work!!!!!

Thank you, Lexy. I also went over to Vanderbilt and took a set of photographs because I've always loved that campus but those will be posted to this forum later tonight perhaps.

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Also, good job. I'm not so harsh in my assessment of the Nat'l Life & Accident/American General/Tennessee Tower/Snodgrass Tower :blink: description, it's a gem in its own right. It's too bad they don't utilize it for messages, as it was meant to be.

Yeah, those were the days when that building was a beacon for "Peace." Oh well, so long as we never lose the WKDF sign then I will be happy.

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Yeah, those were the days when that building was a beacon for "Peace." Oh well, so long as we never lose the WKDF sign then I will be happy.

I was always hoping someone might pull a prank and light up a "Bite Me !" on the building. :lol:

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Very nice pics! IMO Black and White always adds a touch of age and grace to pics, even if the object is brand new. Some association with the old that B&W has perhaps?

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Very nice pics! IMO Black and White always adds a touch of age and grace to pics, even if the object is brand new. Some association with the old that B&W has perhaps?

I like the black and white too. It creates a different mood and feeling for me as I look at them, and that allows me to look at the pictures differently. I can actually "see" things in them that I might not see from the color shots.

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