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Vanderbilt University 3-7-15

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Took an afternoon stroll around the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. I’ve lived in this city all of my life and except for a couple of concerts and a football game or two at the stadium, I have never taken the time to stroll the campus.

They sure squeeze a lot of buildings into that small space.

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Abandoned Stadium 3-7-15

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The Herschel Greer Stadium, home of the Nashville Sounds since 1978, has been abandoned for new digs across town. I have many memories of this stadium including seeing the very first game and very first pitch here.
The people in charge of dismantling everything allowed me through the gate to photograph this.
What happens next for Greer is unknown at this time.

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Fort Negley 3-7-15

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Part of Civil War History right in the middle of Downtown Nashville. This fort, once abandoned and forgotten has had extensive archaeological work and lots of TLC before being able to be visited by the public. Work to restore this fort is ongoing.

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Barfield Park in the Snow 3-5-15

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Had fun on my snow day off from work. I trudged out to Barfield Crescent Park and walked the paved trail to the Stones River junction of the Marshall Knobs trail, intending to go the full four miles.

But, after arriving at the river it was over its banks from the previous days rains and the trail was impassable.

I wandered around in the snow taking nice shots of ice covered trees and a gorgeous landscape. Sadly, I was the only one who took an interest in the park. The snow was as fresh as a bed of cotton and my shoeprints were the only ones.

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ICE STORM 2-17-15

Well after four glorious years of no measurable snow or ice, Mother Nature belched out about three inches of ice around Middle Tennessee. Some areas got more, some less but I could have done without ANY of it.

Tennesseans are not snow/ice tolerant and it always seems like we get the ice if we get anything.

Photos are of the trees and things in my backyard

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Hidden Lake Trail (Harpeth River State Park) 1-19-15

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The Hidden Lake Double Loop Trail is located at the relatively new but tiny Harpeth River State Park in West Nashville, Tennessee

The site is located around a quarry that once used to be the backdrop for a 1920’s era resort that burned and was never rebuilt. Part of the trail actually passes through an area known as the “Dancefloor”. It was an outdoor area that overlooked the quarry (Hidden Lake) and you can see remnants of the old concrete floor, a submarine shaped water tank that I assume was used for a wet bar type attraction and there is even an old basketball hoop now high up in an old cedar tree.

Sadly, this area is the only part of the old resort that is still visible to the eye. There are some old homesteads there that are dilapidated and expected to be removed.

From the arc of the ridge trail overlooking the resort site you can see the Tennessee National Veterans Cemetery.

The area sits along the Harpeth River and there are plentiful places to drop your kayak or canoe in as well for a great float.

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The Family Tree 2014

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The annual photographic review of my parents Christmas decorations. This year was wonderful with a new tree and some extra decorations that they don’t usually display.

Looking back on Christmas of 2014, I must say it was one of the best yet!

Thanks to great parents for making it a wonderful year!

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UPDATES UPDATES UPDATES

I have not posted for a while as I have been extremely busy with work and other functions.

I have been photographing and enjoying it all but just not posting. I will be updating several posts and photo galleries today and tomorrow…..

STAY TUNED!

Charlie
Charlie

Tennessee Home For The Holidays 2014: Tennessee Governors Mansion 12-17-14

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The second annual trip through the Governors Mansion to look at the trees and decorations. I was joined by Mom, Dad and Gina this year and the theme was a Celebration of our State Parks.

All of the trees were live trees (and there were many) all decorated with state park themes. One of my favorites this year is the “waterfall tree” that celebrated the many waterfalls we have in the state.

Waterfall Tree
Waterfall Tree

There were many other trees as well as art exhibits. Enjoy the trip through the mansion!

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