12th November 2010: Nashville

Today included a tour of the Ryman Auditorium tour and a visit to Centennial Park, both of which I absolutely loved so stand by for LOTS of photos
Owen Bradley statue  at Owen Bradley park Musica sculpture  is 38 foot tall featuring 9 nude dancing figures created by Alan Lequire Nashville Hotel 2  Best Western Music Box, as I didn't have to be near a venue for this stay I went for cheaper :) Ryman Auditorium  View from the balcony, before the backstage tour
Ryman Auditorium  View from the balcony, before the backstage tour Ryman Auditorium  view of the Ryman seats from backstage Ryman Auditorium  view of the Ryman stage from backstage Ryman Auditorium  view of the Ryman stage from backstage
Ryman Auditorium  backstage at the Ryman Ryman Auditorium  following the tour we got to wander around the venue ourselves. Trisha Yearwood is on the big screen with some Ryman info Ryman Auditorium  former Ryman stars costumes Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium  "Johnny & June at the Ryman" exhibit Ryman Auditorium  former Ryman stars programmes Ryman Auditorium Ryman Auditorium  The seat nearest the camera was my seat for the Sarah show earlier in the week :)
Ryman Auditorium Ryman Auditorium  My seat! ;) Ryman Auditorium  The Grand Ole Opry stage was being built while we toured Ryman Auditorium  the backstage area where I was standing earlier
Ryman Auditorium  view from the stage ... lots of amazing people have stood in this very spot Ryman Auditorium  Jo and I on the Ryman stage Ryman Auditorium  heading upstairs to History of the Ryman exhibit Ryman Auditorium  History of the Ryman exhibit
Ryman Auditorium  History of the Ryman exhibit Ryman Auditorium  History of the Ryman exhibit Ryman Auditorium  History of the Ryman exhibit Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium  Charlie Daniels hat and fiddle Ryman Auditorium  Connie Smith exhibit Ryman Auditorium  Connie Smith and Marty Stuart costumes Ryman Auditorium  Sound/mixing desk
Ryman Auditorium  View of the stage from the balcony Ryman Auditorium Ryman Auditorium  View from the back of the balcony Ryman Auditorium  Ryman memorabilia
Ryman Auditorium  View from the back of the balcony Ryman Auditorium  Hatch Show prints for Ryman shows Ryman Auditorium Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium Ryman Auditorium  Hatch Show prints for Ryman shows Ryman Auditorium  Hatch Show prints for Ryman shows Ryman Auditorium  Hatch Show prints for Ryman shows
Ryman Auditorium  Hatch Show prints for Ryman shows Ryman Auditorium  Ryman memorabilia Ryman Auditorium Ryman Auditorium  Minnie Pearl & Roy Acuff statue
Ryman Auditorium  at Legends corner Honkey Tonk Heroes guitar  outside Legends Corner bar Sony-ATV Music Publishing RCA Studio B  the exterior of the famous studio
Starstruck Entertainment  Reba McEntire's management company which managed artists including Kelly Clarkson Centennial Park  Lake Watauga Centennial Park  Lake Watauga Centennial Park  looking towards the Parthenon over Lake Watauga
Centennial Park  Lake Watauga Centennial Park  Lake Watauga Centennial Park  The Robertson Monument, for Tennessee founder General James Robertson Parthenon  in Centennial Park
Parthenon  in Centennial Park Parthenon  from inside Pallas Athena statue  at 41 feet 10 inches tall statue it's said to be the largest indoor sculpture in the Western world Pallas Athena statue  ... it's very hard to explain just how big it is ... but ... VERY!
Pallas Athena statue Pallas Athena statue Pallas Athena statue Pallas Athena statue
Pallas Athena statue Pallas Athena statue Parthenon exhibits  this sculpture was part of the original Centennial Park Parthenon pediment Parthenon exhibits  this sculpture was part of the original Centennial Park Parthenon pediment
Parthenon exhibits  Griffin statue Parthenon  looking out towards Centennial Park from the front Parthenon exhibits  smaller replica of Greek Mythology figures that adorn the top of the Parthenon front Parthenon exhibits  this sculpture was part of the original Centennial Park Parthenon pediment
Parthenon exhibits  this sculpture was part of the original Centennial Park Parthenon pediment Parthenon exhibits  this sculpture was part of the original Centennial Park Parthenon pediment Parthenon Centennial Park  Lake Watauga
Centennial Park  Lake Watauga Centennial Park  there are lots of squirrels in the park ... Centennial Park  ... lots and lots of them ... Centennial Park  ... lots and lots and lots of them ...
Centennial Park  higher! Nashville sunset Nashville sunset Nashville sunset  and so the sun sets on our last day in Nashville
dinner  Tonight's dinner is Church's barbeque chicken Got juice?  ... it's hot so yes thanks .. and we're done for this trip, home again in the morning. Night night :)