Photographs in Search of a Blog, October 2011

World’s Fair Park Pavilion, Knoxville, October 2011 I hope you all got to enjoy that great Autumn rain on Friday, the nice weather on Saturday and the first touch of winter on Sunday. It was a great weekend in the city. I read all day Friday, which included “The Letters of Sylvia Beech,” loaned to […]

Knoxville Through the Eyes of a Child

Vegetables at the Market Square Farmers’ Market This weekend promised to be packed with Urban goodness. When Saturday arrived, crisp and cool, and Urban Toddler made the scene, we set out for some large fun. I get a bit frustrated when I hear people say that they would love to live downtown, but what kind of […]

Triple Bill: Knoxville vs. Paris vs. London Smackdown

London’s Most Famous Clock What do you get when you take 7,000,000 people out of the population of London? A city that is still larger than all of Knoxville. If the word “city” is used to describe London and Paris, should the same word be used when referring to downtown Knoxville? Knoxville’s Most Famous Clock […]

The Sunsphere Holds Open Ball (That’s Open House for a Sphere)

Sunsphere, World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, March 2011 I had not been to the upper reaches of the Sunsphere since sometime in the late 1980’s. I’ll be honest and say that I remember being unimpressed and wishing the thing hadn’t been built in a hole. Just think of the views from a Sunsphere on a ridge. […]

The First of Many Big Weekends in Downtown Knoxville

Image via Wikipedia It’s (almost) spring and that means things really start hopping downtown. First Friday is today and there are a number of exciting and interesting events planned. The one that is topping my list is the re-opening of the Sunsphere. They will host an open house from 4:00 PM to 10 PM and […]