Sunday, September 16, 2012

Greece in Nashville

You might not know it, but it's true.  As the "Athens of the South", Nashville "boasts" an exact replica of The Parthenon, right here in the heart of the city.  So, like a tourist, I talked Mike in to going to check it out one afternoon a few weeks ago.  It sits in Centennial Park, which is a pretty cool place by itself, and was well worth the $6.00 each to check out.

It's a beautiful structure, it looks just like The Parthenon in Athens, except this one is still completely standing and isn't missing bits and pieces after hundreds of years of weather and turmoil.  Inside, there was a great art exhibition that we enjoyed, before venturing in the center of the Parthenon, only to find a GIANT (42'10" tall) gold statue of Athena.  She was stunning, really.  We loved everything about this statue, from her beautiful face (she has gorgeous eyes), to her trusty aid, Nike, and her really shiny outfit! 

Pretty spectacular, if unexpected, to find this structure in the heart of Nashville! 

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