Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Well, it figures that after quite a few predicted snows that never materialized we’d finally get one when no one called for it. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve about had it with this cerebral cortex. It’s really gotten inside my head. What?

Daylight Building, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Daylight Building, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

John Black Studio, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

John Black Studio, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

I’d suggest that we also make a new rule: Immediately after any snow there has to be a one hour photographer’s session in which the temperature has to at least double. We take our photographs and then it can drop again. These photographs could have been better if it wasn’t nineteen degrees when I walked out the door. I didn’t like it and neither did my camera. It was good for about four or five photographs before freezing up. I was good for a couple of blocks before I did the same.

Market Square, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Market Square, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Market Square, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Market Square, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Krutch Park, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Krutch Park, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Market Street, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Market Street, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Meet and Greet in Krutch Park, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Meet and Greet in Krutch Park, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

 

I have to give special thanks to the places that gave me shelter: Tupelo Honey whose manager was waiting for word from Asheville to close and send everyone home. I hope they got the green light. Coolato Gelato was warm enough to fog up my camera lens and my neighbor Laura  who was inside and took a picture of me looking very cold talked me back to life for that round. Coffee and Chocolate was warm as always and Just Ripe benefited from my stop because I was hungry by that time and ordered one of everything.

100 Block, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

100 Block, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

100 Block, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

100 Block, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Holston Building, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Holston Building with Snow Shovel, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

I was impressed with the people who were out just because they wanted to be. I didn’t snag a very good picture of him, because he was too fast and I was too cold, but just in the edge of the Market Square shot you can see a boy riding his bike, which I thought was pretty cool. Some people were out for a walk for pleasure, but most of the walkers were led by a dog that probably needed the trip.

Billly Lawson, Market Square, Knoxville, December 2013

Billly Lawson, Market Square, Knoxville, December 2013

Cullen Kehoe, Market Square, Knoxville, December 2013

Cullen Kehoe, Market Square, Knoxville, December 2013

Brandon Harmon, Cullen Kehoe, Market Square, Knoxville, December 2013

Brandon Harmon, Cullen Kehoe, Market Square, Knoxville, December 2013

Billy Lawson, Cullen Kahoe, Scott West, Market Square, Knoxville

Billy Lawson, Cullen Kahoe, Scott West, Market Square, Knoxville

I’ve sprinkled in a few photos that lingered from December because this is the most likely post a few Santas could blend into. The occasion was Santacon on Market Square. It was short the number of Santas hoped for, but those that did show are pretty scuffy looking, don’t you think? The event was in support of the “Homegrown for the Holidays” CD which is always a good thing to buy in order to support KARM. A lot of effort goes into producing the CD and they generally have some holiday gems enclosed.

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

I’m not sure why I went a little heavy on Immaculate Conception Church in this post other than the idea that if I was going to climb that mountain in the snow and nineteen degree weather, I was going to get something for my effort. I was in serious hypothermic danger by that time.

Kendrick Place, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Kendrick Place, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Kendrick Place, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Kendrick Place, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Finally, you might wonder why I took a photo of a big snowy ditch and a backhoe. I couldn’t help getting a little sad when I saw it. Not for the Liberty Building, Mr. T, but rather because I realized what they are digging up: the basement of Peter Kern’s home that used to be on Walnut in that spot. It was uncovered during the archaeological dig last summer and I guess I should have figured they would dig it up for the garage, but I just hadn’t thought it through. Not that I object, really, it’s just a sort of melancholy farewell to a bit of our past.

Peter Kern's Home, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Peter Kern’s Home, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

I may try to take a few more tomorrow.  Don’t look for me walking around when it falls to six degrees in the morning. We’re supposed to hit the twenties by afternoon, so we’ll have a virtual heatwave! Be safe and warm.

Coffee and Chocolate, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Coffee and Chocolate, Knoxville in the Snow, January 2014

Comments

  1. The weather has gotten out of hand, so I’ve decided to cancel the rest of winter. Spring will start this weekend. You’re welcome.

  2. Annette Winston says:

    Our fair city is beautiful, at least to us, and especially when it puts on special clothing as it did yesterday and as it will for Spring. Enjoying the beauty of this day.

  3. Lovely photographs of our downtown! Of course, I would have LOVED it if you had included our Old City. It would have been great to have seen Central Street adorned by the snow! It is truly a gem in our downtown area.

    • KnoxvilleUrbanGuy says:

      Jenny, I love the Old City and would have been delighted to take some photographs there. I didn’t, however, at the time feel myself or my camera would survive the extra block. I was in agony!

  4. Just an FYI, the channel 8 weather guy DID predict this snow. I think he was the only one.

    • KnoxvilleUrbanGuy says:

      Maybe I should change channels! Actually, I don’t watch television to speak of, so I only see it if it’s online. As of 9:00 Tuesday morning WBIR was still not mentioning anything at all! Thanks for the clarification.

  5. Thanks for the beautiful pictures of my church, since there is not a shadow of a chance I will ever be able to drive down and see it looking like that!

  6. I hadn’t seen the garage site from that angle since they finished knocking down the Liberty building. It looks so odd seeing the fire hall from Walnut.

    • KnoxvilleUrbanGuy says:

      It looks weird seeing the Market Square Garage from the other direction. The fact that they are going at it on a day like today tells me we won’t see this view for many more months.

  7. Simply Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  8. The 100 block has a bit of a ski town look in the snow.

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