angel of urban renewal

This isn’t the greatest photo, but I was pleased to capture it nonetheless. I have seen this woman over the years painting landmarks in Nashville that are not long for this earth — starting with some icons in the Gulch, including the Union Station train yard. I should probably come up with a better nickname than “the angel of death” for this woman, since she seems perfectly pleasant and (as far as I know) not actually blessed with celestial powers. I’ve chatted with her a few times, but I always forget her name — if anyone knows it and could pass it along, I’d be much obliged. I’d love to see her paintings.

This is not a death sentence for Printer’s Alley, but it certainly isn’t a good sign! But, this is not news to anyone has been there recently and seen firsthand that Printer’s alley has #moved #forward.

UPDATE: Her name is Peggy Snow (thanks mom). I guess I could have done some googling. You can see some of her work here and here

city pizza

I like photos that look slightly anachronistic. People of Nashville: more bonnets!

King David

This guy was making and giving out free art on Broadway. I like. I am also guessing King David is a nom de guerre, but I can’t be certain.


If you look closely here, you can see that the statue of Carmack is leaning to the right. I bet you could knock it over with enough momentum! Hypothetically.


This couple was out sauntering around downtown enjoying the weather when a gaggle of young future-stepford-wives started giggling and making fun of them within earshot. So I asked if I could take a photo, and they were thrilled. People are jerks.

dog with am

“Dog with Am”. Am-what? American cheese? Amway? Amphetamine? Ambrosia Salad? I’ll never know.

paradise park

Nice sunsets lately. Thanks, Canada!


This photo has a hidden bonus photo! Who can identify the optical phenomenon going on here? Hint: it starts with ‘r’.

sunset rainshower

Sunset Rainshower: a terse description of this photo, or the name of a kid born at The Farm in Summertown? In this case, the former. Rain soaking areas north of Nashville as seen from the capitol.


One of the funnier moments at pride this weekend was when the Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence paraded down to the handful of Jebus Protestors who were milling around outside yelling fire and brimstone. The sisters looked unamused but unaffected.

second avenue and pinnacle


Lightning in the distance over Second Avenue.



Taking a break from fanfair CMAFest.


A small summer raincloud over south Nashville as seen from the base of the Shelby St Bridge.

general jackson

capitol and tennessee tower

Breaking my rule to only post new/recently taken photos since I found this one from 2013 that I liked, even though I don’t even remember taking it.

renaissance festival

Renaissance Festival, Nashville, TN

good-bye old lonnie’s

Also, good-bye my old dry-cleaners and the super creepy back entrance to brass stables — and good-bye mediocre Greek place and pizza place.