|The Batman Building|
|The Ryman Auditorium|
Like most Nashville residents, I've lived here all my life and never been to the Opry!
|Tootsie's Orchid Lounge|
Nashville's Musica Statue
The Musica statue was the backdrop for a scene on the show recently. Located in the Music Row area where most of the recording companies have offices, it is sometimes referred to by local residents as the "naked statue." (Be sure to pronounce that NECK-KID.)
On St. Patrick's Day and other holidays, you may find the statues dressed for the occasion. Dressing them is apparently a clandestine affair, done secretly at night! You can see them decorated with red Solo cups in honor of Toby Keith's song HERE.
Scarlett and other characters on the show "Nashville" often perform at the Bluebird Cafe. The Bluebird is a live music venue located in a strip mall in the Green Hills area of town right next to a furniture store and a children's clothing shop. If you click THIS LINK, you can see that the show built a replica of the cafe for use in shooting those scenes! I guess filming at the real location would have caused too much disruption? If you visit Nashville and seek out the Bluebird, be sure to shop across the road in the Hills Center. The shops there are very upscale and it's fun to browse.
Last week on the show, some of the characters met on a street corner in Hillsboro Village. It is another good shopping area near Vanderbilt University with interesting, funky shops like Pangea and Fire Finch and fun restaurants like Fido (great coffee and muffins) and the Pancake Pantry (be prepared to wait in line.)
I think it's kind of cool to see familiar places in Nashville featured on the television show, so I'm linking this post to Alphabe-Thursday.
Several years ago, I painted the Nashville skyline. I think I like cattle better. They don't have so many tiny windows!
24x36 oil on canvas