Rocky top, you'll always be
Home sweet home to me.
Good ole rocky top,
Rocky top Tennessee, rocky top Tennessee.
Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (song by The Osborne Brothers)
As many of you know, I'm out of town for the past week and will be so for the next week-ish. I'm having fun exploring the grand land of Knoxville. I though I'd share a few pics of my trip...
This one was taken on the main drag of downtown Knoxville. Just below the "Art" sign you can see the "ENNES" of the famous Tennessee Theater sign. (I'm not sure why the pick is kind of wobbly; guess I jiggled my phone.)
This one is also taken downtown, but at the "Market Square". It use to be kind of run down, but they have been doing a lot of work in this area and it shows. It's so cute and sweet here.
This is the old Post Office of Knoxville (it's still a functioning post office. In fact, I mailed a postcard while I was inside). All the walls, floors and columns is made of beautiful marble. I wish the picture captured the beauty of it all.
Look at this massive mountain I walked down! I'm so use to flat Florida the steep "mountain" shocked me. ;) At the bottom, you can see the Tennessee River.
This picture is of a walk-way that connects two buildings over a street. I *think* one of the buildings is the City Hall...but I could be wrong. I love the way it looks below. A little serene.
This is a random building of Downtown Knoxville that I like called the Cherokee Building. The inside is absolutely beautiful, but they've remodeled it since my last visit and it's all locked up. The jerks. ;)
And this is my all-time favorite building. It's right off the Market Square and it's absolutely beautiful. So much detail and character. It's currently in the middle of being remodeled, so, yet again, it wasn't open to the public. If it were, I could show you where I'd love to live. Up on the sixth floor (one below the top floor), would be the perfect location for a sprawling loft-type condo.
One last picture of the main street of Downtown Knoxville. Here you can very easily see the famous Tennessee Theater. On Tuesday, there was some Disney show going on there. So adorable to see all the little kids excitingly enter the building. :)
And here is where I am currently...a lovely Starbucks in the Hilton Downtown soaking up some free wifi. :)
And, this is what I do when it rains ;)
Talk to y'all later ... y'all, I love that word now, lol! When in Rome ;)