Music City Sign

Nashville In a Day

I was asked if I could take some headshots in Nashville, so I thought I’d take my assistant/faux daughter for the day to see what we could come across.  I started with trusty Facebook to ask friends what they recommend.  Fifteen responses and all related to food.  I even made another request for non-food-related items.  Still came back food.  So we got the photos done early because I forgot there was a time change hashtag I’m an idiot.

As good Tennesseeans we started at the state capital building.  It’s free, full of history, and beautiful.  Everything about it was fun and we learned things.  It’s always nice to see a place you might work anyway.  

The Tennessee Capitol building

The Tennessee Capitol building

From there we hit the Tennessee State History Museum.  Much bigger than I would ever expect and tons of things to learn about this great state.  The exhibits change out too, so it is highly recommended. 

Remember that time I played at the Grand Ole Opry.

Remember that time I played at the Grand Ole Opry.

We then walked on down and paused at the Ryman Auditorium, former home of the Grand Ole Opry for several years, for a photo opp. Ryman Auditorium is not to be confused with the Smoky Mountain Opry from a prior post.  Last time in Nashville, I did the tour and it was probably my favorite thing in the city.  If anyone knows the blonde realtor girl that gives tours, please tell her to come to Knoxville for dinner.  Seriously the tour is great and you can get your picture made on the stage with a guitar.  

Speaking of guitars, it is time to talk about Broadway and Nashville music.  There’s always great well known artists playing, but there’s all kinds of great musicians playing honky tonk after honky tonk on Broadway.  Each place has a great atmosphere and fun crowds to enjoy some live music with.

They have bowling alley

They have bowling alley

So you thought we headed home then right?… wrong! We didn’t eat yet.  First off nacho cheese is too spicy for me, so I did not have hot chicken, get over it.  It’s great I’m sure and if you like hot stuff check it out.  We went to the Pinewood Social for a solid lunch and had to try a cocktail.  They were good cocktails and made with those fancy ingredients like whimsy and butterfly eyelashes, as funny blogger Megan Venable would say.  I would also like to give a shout out to Husk where I ate on my last trip.  Simply amazing and one of the top ten meals I’ve ever eaten. 

The sun was going down and I thought I could get a good photo of the city, but first the mighty KIA’s battery died and needed a defibrillator.  Then I just couldn’t get to where I wanted to be.  Got an ok shot of a bridge, but nothing too exciting. 

Nashville ended at the Fido Coffee shop where it where they put the hip back in hipster.  My latte looked amazing, but honestly in reality was average. Although the place is cool, I’ll take Remedy over it any day.  Still worth checking out. 

Bottom line is Nashville is pretty awesome.  I had too many food suggestions to check out meaning there’s some seriously good food.  I didn’t hear a bad song anywhere I went, but that’s no surprise either.  Plus there’s just cool things to see because (to paraphrase Big Bang Theory) ‘they droppin culture son!’

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