番外(二): Nashville

We did not arrive in Nashville as soon as we planned due to some side factors; the plan of visiting the famous country music hall was thus canceled. After check-in at the lodging site, we went to Nashville downtown for a look. As the AT&T building with other tall buildings became visible, it indicated we were minutes away from Nashville Downtown.

Although Nashville is similar to Milwaukee in population, but Nashville Downtown seems much smaller. 7 blocks east to west and 5 roads from north to south are enough to cover most of the point of interests in the downtown. Anywhere beyond that box looked desolate. However within that area, it was vivid.

I like Nashville Downtown, at least from a visitor point of view. It’s small but it contains everything. You can see modern tall buildings from behind while a row of 2 stories buildings from the 19th-century buildings are right next to you. You can also find gorgeous church architectures and big concert venues. Broadway is the road that divides north and south downtown streets and also home to many local entertainment businesses. At the end of east end of Broadway is Cumberland River. A City with water is always attractive because water usually brings in ferry, dock, and bridges, and Nashville has them all. At the other bank of the river is the stadium LP field, the home of NFL team Tennessee Titans. We also stepped in one of the country music bar, listening to them singing live. Show was of good quality while entrance was free and drinks remained cheap, what a deal. Although I couldn’t follow the song they sang as the crowd could, but I could feel the atmosphere, the spirit.

Since Nashville is the capital of Tennessee, the capitol building is also in the downtown. Unfortunately when we had a chance to go over there, it was already dark and we missed the turn.

Advertisements
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: