Sitting on the banks of the Cumberland River in central Tennessee, the capital city of Nashville has a unique and vibrant personality, with so much more to offer than you initially think. The city is known for its country music scene and southern fare, but if you spend a little more time here you will soon uncover the cultural, sophisticated side that hides behind the music.
A walk down Broadway shows you exactly what Nashville is known for. Theres no better way to get a real feel for the country scene than by taking a tour of the countless honky-tonk bars which pour live music into the streets from 10am to 3am, 365 days a year. There is such a fun and friendly atmosphere created by the warm-hearted locals and high-spirited tourists... you're guaranteed a weekend in Nashville will never be a dull one! And you definitely wont run short of cowboy boots or flannel shirts!
After our day of getting into the "hillbilly" spirit, we ventured out to get a taste of the history and culture. A visit to the Parthenon (the reason behind one of Nashville's many nicknames - "Athens of the South"), crossing the river and a stroll through the picturesque parks, are just a few must-do's for a trip to Music City. I could have stayed here forever capturing the vibrant buzz and the two totally contrasting sides of this fun-filled, yet culture rich, city.
America's Deep South is definitely worth a visit and I will certainly be returning to see what else it has to offer!
Equipment used - Canon 70D, Canon 10 - 18mm f4.5 - 5.6, Canon 18 - 135mm f3.5 - 5.6, Canon 85mm f1.8.