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Days 147-148 ~ Nashville
WHAT: Cityscapes & Landscapes, Portraits   |   WHEN: May 30, 2009
Other than our little brush with mortality, our trip to Nashville was fantastic last weekend. We went up to see Kylie's cousin get married, and her parents and aunt and uncle came down (or is it over?) from Indiana, so we got to hang out with them for a while, too.

Nashville's a pretty cool town with a little bit of everything. Lots of rolling hills make for a picturesque backdrop, although, compared to Dallas where any mound of dirt three feet high is considered a hill if not a borderline mountain, it's easy to impress us Texans. Its got a little bit of grunge, a little city, lots of countryside, and oh yeah, there's the whole country music thing that's just a small part of city's identity.

Here's a few images from our stay in Music City.


Saturday night we had dinner with a couple of Kylie's college friends. On the left is Missy & Roberto and their little girl, Amelia. And on the right is Greg & Cheri and their baby girl, Sarah.


This was at Journey Church were we went Sunday morning in Franklin. It was in an old factory that had been renovated, and the service was pretty cool. This was near where you walked in and they had a bunch of old windows hanging from the rafters.


Mores textures from the surrounding factory that had been turned into a cool shopping area.




This was the old Marathon Motor Works building that has now been partially converted into a residential building.


Views like this are a dime a dozen in Nashville.


Kylie and her Dad at the wedding.


Kylie's dad, Garry, and (from left to right) his sister Connie (who's son was getting married), Danny and Mick.


I gave the camera to Kylie's dad to take a photo of Kylie and I and he busted out his paparazzi stance and added in the tilt because "it makes it cooler, right?"


Kylie's parents, Garry & Tina.


... and daughter makes 3.


Here comes the bride... wait a minute...


The wedding was at the Carnton Plantation with a historic landscape that was the center of the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Beautiful grounds and an amazing garden.


We were able to tour the house after the ceremony. One particularly interesting story was about how soldiers from the battlefield were brought to the house during the battle of Franklin for medical care. What makes this interesting is that there's a room on the second floor where - during a renovation of the house - the carpet was removed and you can see in several spots where blood had soaked through the carpet and stained the original hardwoods.



Poster in a window down near Vanderbilt.


Fountains at Bicentennial Mall near downtown.



A farmer's market in Bicentennial Mall.



The have a loooong wall in Bicentennial Mall where the history of Tennessee and Nashville is carved into granite. Kylie went to college at Trevecca, so she wanted a quick photo. She blinked during this one.











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