Tennessee

Opryland Hotel

This is the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Now I think I’ve got this right when I say that the Opryland is the third largest non-casino hotel in the world. Regardless, it’s enormous, with 5 restaurants, 6 eateries, 14 retail…

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Monday, 14th November 2005

Ancient Greece

This is the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The Acropolis has an incredibly ancient history (described in some detail over at Wikipedia), but today it is best known for the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece, the Parthenon (which is…

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Wednesday, 3rd August 2005

The Sunsphere

This is the Sunsphere in the 1982 World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s a 266 foot high structure, topped with a 74 foot sphere made of bronze-coated reflective glass. The Sunsphere was featured in the Simpson’s once (Nelson accidentally toppled…

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Wednesday, 15th June 2005

The Hernando Desoto Bridge

Another super-cool bridge shadow here, belonging to the Hernando Desoto Bridge. Built in 1972 it carries the I-40 across the Mississippi River in Memphis (it’s actually right next to the previously posted Memphis Pyramid). Memphis has a total of four…

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Friday, 20th May 2005

FedEx Forum

Reader “Jason Parrish” points out that The Memphis Grizzlies no longer play at the Memphis Pyramid Arena but have now moved to the FedEx Forum which was clearly still being constructed when this photo was taken. You can see that…

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Tuesday, 26th April 2005

Memphis Pyramid Arena

The 32 story Memphis Pyramid Arena is the third largest pyramid in the world. The NBA Memphis Grizzlies play here and it seats 21,000 people. Thanks: William S. Preissner

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Saturday, 23rd April 2005
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