Monday, April 16, 2012

The Parthenon, it’s not just in Greece



We’re off on our trip and we’ve traveled through two states by the time you read this.


I was going to put this up last night, but the internet at the hotel was……. nonexistent for all intents and purposes.



We stopped at the Arkansas Welcome center, and then drove for hours and hours and stopped at the Memphis Welcome Center.  I of course had to get a picture of the statue of Elvis.


But, our stop the next day was what I was really excited about.  THE PARTHENON in Tennessee!



The city of Nashville created a fabulous park in 1897 to celebrate their centennial.  The designer of the park felt they should encourage a love of arts and culture, so he created a full size duplicate of the Parthenon.  His was a temporary structure, and over the next 50 years the city and county worked to make a more permanent structure.


Sadly, it was closed, so we only got pictures outside.



Jeff was quite kind and accommodating, and got several pictures for me as I was busy eating a sno cone.


So, I now present you with picture overload, and a little bit of text.



We really enjoyed our break from driving, and though I was sad the museum was closed, it was a lot of fun to wander around such a lovely park.  I’ve got a whole slew of pictures to write our next story.

I’ll leave you my favorite shot from the day.


It just seemed so in character for all of them, and the day was so gorgeous.

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