Saturday, 1 June 2013

Cool UD in Nashville


Recently, Mia and I went on a weekend
getaway to Nashville which is one of our favorite places to walk and roll around because there is so much to see and do.  If you have never been there, you need to go if the opportunity presents itself.  Nashville is a very progressive city under constant re-development.  We have been visiting a couple times a year since 2010 and there is always something new being done that is universal in scope.  Thank you to Nashville real estate developers, civic planners and individual business owners for being such forward thinkers.

Luckily, we were able to snag accommodations at our favorite inn, which is right on the outskirts of all the downtown activity, making it less congested but still close by.  From this point at 4th Street South and Korean Veterans Boulevard one can venture around downtown with few to no obstacles. 

And it wouldn't have been a trip to Nashville without a stop at our favorite Third Man Records.  Mia and I are regular customers of this brick & mortar factory of music and rare novelties and never pass on an opportunity to check out first hand the latest counter culture of Jack White and friends at 623 Seventh Avenue South.

Here are some great examples of UD in Music City beginning with our home base for the weekend:






 

Finally had lunch at Jamaicaway.  Mia had been wanting to go to this place since she first saw it on  Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network.    It is located in the Farmers Market off Rosa Park Boulevard.  The market itself is very wide open with plenty of room to roam. 
 

 Great Space! 


 
Plenty of room to roam.

I wish we had a place like this in St. Louis!





Here we are at Third Man.  They did a nice job of blending this ramp into their building by incorporating the same nickel railings they use in their signage.

It's a great addition to the building.

 Thank you TMR for putting this in place!
 

Check out this cool bench in Centennial Park.  It's a great example of functional UD focused art.

 
And makes a great space for a breather.
 
 
We walked to dinner our last night there and look who we saw.
 
 
You'll never know who you'll run into you unless you get out and explore. 
Don't wait.  Live a little.

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