Monday, April 16, 2012

The Parthenon, it’s not just in Greece

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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

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