Happy Veteran’s Day 2011

Veteran’s Day Ribbons Line Gay Street, Knoxville Last year when Veteran’s Day rolled around I posted photographs of the ribbons adorning lamp posts and commented that they had just sprung up all up and down Gay Street. I didn’t realize Knoxville had a Veterans’ Day parade and I assumed someone had experienced a sudden burst of patriotism. Of […]

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 […]

People Watching in the City

Macaw on Union Avenue Isn’t the people watching in a city one of the best things about the whole experience? In some respects we have a pretty homogeneous downtown population. It’s a mostly white crowd with a large contingent of twenty-somethings and a large contingent of fifty and sixty-somethings. Fortunately, there are exceptions and I […]

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 […]

What Does Downtown Offer Children on a Hot Summer Day?

Fountains and Crowds at the World’s Fair Park, Knoxville Children and Downtown are two topics I hear people discuss frequently. People discuss school zones for downtown, child safety downtown, children’s activities at festivals and often whether events are family friendly or not (most downtown events are family friendly). But right now, it’s summer. The children […]