Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee’


Tennessee – A Haiku

Iris and poplar

Mountains, highlands, and lowlands

The Volunteer State

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.

When I travel, I always look for interesting things in a city. Of all the things I have ever seen, I think this Parthenon replica takes the cake. The Parthenon is located in Acropolis, Greece, and the replica in Nashville, Tennessee of all places. The Original was dedicated to the Goddess Athena and the replica was built for a Tennessee centennial. This is why Nashville is known as, “The Athens of the South.”

Here are a few photos of this monster-sized museum. If you’re in Nashville, stop by and check it out along with the other beautiful sights of the Country Music Capitol.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park. It is the most visited national park in the United States.

Here a  few photos I have taken within this magnificent park. I hope they inspire you to visit this beautiful place.

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This photo was taken in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee near the edge of the Smoky Mountains.

Smoky Mountain Sunset