Thursday, October 25, 2007

City Lights

We just happened to be out for a drive after dark, and I took this photo of downtown Nashville from the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge over the Cumberland River. You can see part of the city reflected in the river. The tallest building in the shot is the former BellSouth Tower. I heard that it is currently for sale, but it until then, it's the AT&T Tower. Locals, however, call it the "Batman Building" because it resembles caped crusader's costume. Note the mural on the lit building wall just under the Batman Building. That belongs to the Hard Rock Cafe. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can make out the guitar on the mural, as well as the General Jackson (riverboat). On the far left side of th photo, the peaked roof that you can make out in the enlarged photo is the Ryman Auditorium. . . .Original Home of the Grand Ol' Opry.

On the waterfront, you can see the boat dock on the left, and the seating for concerts held at Riverfront Park (We have a floating stage.). The outdoor seating is basically wide, cement steps, although there are a number of grassy areas, too.

And, you may remember my post a few months ago about Fort Nashborough, Nashville's first settlement. Note the trees on the right side of the photo, just beyond the concert seating. If you enlarge the photo, you can see the fort between the seating and the trees.


quintarantino said...

Very, very nice photo Chris.
It's always wonderful to see all those city lights.

Uma fotografia muito bonita, Chris.
É sempre maravilhoso ver todas aquelas luzes da cidade.

Jim Klenke said...

Great looking city. I love the night time pics. Nashville looks like a good mix of old and new.

maria elisa said...

love your photo

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Beautiful photo, Chris. Nicely framed. Love the reflections.