Friday, April 4, 2008

Walkway of the Counties


In my post two days ago, I asked you to notice the circular cement paver on the sidewalk. Today's photo is a close-up of that circle. Please note that it gives information about Unicoi County.

Along the sidewalk on the eastern side of Bicentennial Mall (The Walkway of the Counties), you'll find 95 such circular plaques, one for each county in Tennessee. Beneath each plaque is a time capsule containing items from that particular county. If you enlarge the photo, you can see where Unicoi County is it is highlighted on the map.

The walkway is divided into three areas representing the three areas of Tennessee - east, middle and west. The south end of the walkway, representing West Tennessee is low and flat, and as you walk north toward the area representing East TN, the topography becomes more rolling and hilly. The plants and flowers growing along the walkway also represent the area of the state in which they're found.

Please note: I had shoulder surgery the other day and cannot type with that hand. Please know that I'm visiting blogs, but I can't make comments. Thanks for understanding!

9 comments:

Chris said...

Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes over the past few days. It is my right shoulder, and I'm right-handed. I'm hoping I will be able to type in the next week or so.

oldmanlincoln said...

Your photography is always nice to see.

Thanks for your past visits.

I will comment more at another time as I just returned from hospital and am not back to normal.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

Denton said...

Best wishes on your recover from shoulder surgery ... Very creative to have varying topography on the walk.

quintarantino said...

So it's sort a Hall of Fame of County's?

Bom fim de semana.
Muito descanso e mais nada.

Felicia said...

This walkway would be a good place to learn all the counties and state history. Your typing looks great considering! I hope you mend soon.

Clueless in boston said...

Great way to tell the story of the state and teach a little geography too.

Rambling Round said...

What a neat idea! I really like this. Take care of your shoulder.

jules said...

Chris, I hope your shoulder is healing nicely...is this your second? I cant keep up!! Comment about yesterday's post....I had to memorize and recite all 95 counties in TN...and I swear!!! I do NOT remember this one. today...I drove all over williamson, marshall and maury counties. north Nolensville seemed to be the worst...mill creek.

Carlos said...

Sorry, I didn't know about your surgery. I hope you have a fast recovery. It is good to know about your many counties. 95 looks like a lot of different counties. Thanks for the info.