Monday, August 6, 2007

"Roll out those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer. . ."

To celebrate Tennessee's 200th birthday in 1996, the state opened the Bicentennial Mall State Park. The 19-acre site includes an amphitheater, a carillon, granite maps and walls, a WWII memorial, and more, including the River Wall, shown above.

Carved into the granite River Wall are facts about Tennessee waterways. In front of the wall is a stream representing the Mississippi River, and the 31 "geysers" represent the state's 31 rivers. During the hot, humid, hazy Nashville summers, these fountains are popular with children of all ages. With temperatures nearing 100 degrees this weekend, there were a lot of kids running through the river fountains.

2 comments:

mcutler said...

The shot looks terrific !!

I didn't know the 31 spouts represented the 31 rivers.

Gail's Man said...

we have a water fountain here, that the kids love to run through and get soaked.