Nashville, TN: Our Parthenon Has a Roof, Can Greece Say the Same?


FYI in case you didn’t know, Nashville has a full-size replica of the intact Parthenon complete with giant gold statue of Athena. Also there’s a nice art gallery in the basement. So, all-in-all, a lot more going on here than that pile of rubble in Greece. *winky face* This masterpiece of American kitsch was build in 1897, as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of Nashville statehood. In 1997, they created the Bicentennial Mall State Park, which is more classier but far less absurdly delightful. [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more photos of Tennessee.]