So yesterday, a friend of mine who lives in Nashville drove me around the city and through the suburbs. We first made a stop at ‘Edley’s Bar-B-Que’. A Southern restaurant popular with the locals, I went for the pork platter with potato salad, mac and cheese and corn bread! We also had some ‘Banana Pudding’ (a traditional dessert eaten in the southern states, generally with layers of custard, cookies and fresh sliced bananas, topped with whipped cream (or meringue) which was absolutely addictive!
Next was ‘Centennial Park’ (with the Parthenon being the centrepiece of the large park). We went to go and see the Tennessee State Capitol and the grounds, Broadway Street (a major strip in downtown Nashville…an entertainment district for honky tonks as well as restaurants etc.), Davidson County Courthouse (an Art Deco building built during the early 1900’s!), The Hermitage Hotel (apparently the oldest hotel in Nashville!), and ‘Love Circle’ (a lookout spot of Nashville/bird’s eye views).
We went for a coffee at ‘The Frothy Monkey’ on 12th Avenue South – the cutest coffeehouse ever, and very much a ‘local’s hangout’.
The following day, I walked to the Nashville Farmer’s Market (a year-round market with craft stands, small restaurant/café stands, flea merchants, seasonal produce etc.) and the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge (apparently one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world!) where I took some really great photos of the city.
Whilst in Nashville, I also visited the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and The Frist Art Museum (an art deco building housing a museum that was mostly modern art).