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The Grand Dame of Tennessee at Night: Part II

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Great pics! I didn't know there was a Parthenon replica in Nashville. It looks awesome, especially lit up at night like that.

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What purpose does the parthenon serve in Nashville?

The Parthenon was built in 1896 to pay tribute to Nashville's nickname of "The Athens of the South" (Historically, an unusually high amount of colleges and universities have been located here -- not to mention the city's continued use of the Greek-Revival style)

Today, the Parthenon serves as a major art gallery with permanent works by artists such as Winslow Homer and holds exhibitions like the Andy Warhol collection here last year. It is also the permanent home of Athena, The western World's largest indoor sculpture.

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What purpose does the parthenon serve in Nashville? This building is the ideal backdrop for pictures of the USA Olympic Team for Athens in August 2004.Australia would love to have such a building,I grew up in a small town in Victoria called Amphitheatre,so took an interest in Greek Mythology.I am happy to say our country has hosted the Olympic Games twice,in Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000,the only country in the southern hemisphere to be a host nation.And in 2000 our country won 16 gold medals,which is not bad for a small population of only 20 million people.

This building is idea for pictures of the USA Olympic Team for Athens in August 2004. :D

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