Sights of the City, Spring 2013

Young Musician and Fans, Market Square, Knoxville, April 2013

Young Musician and Fans, Market Square, Knoxville, April 2013

I can’t imagine a more perfect weekend in the city. For my money, this could be summer weather. I’ve only been to San Francisco and Paris one time each, so I realize this isn’t a fair sample, but when I visited each of those cities in June or July, it was very cool in the middle of the day and chilly at night. That’s my perfect weather. It really never needs to be above 65 to 70, does it? You might guess I’m not much on sun-bathing. That temperature is perfect for sitting at an outdoor table for dining and for wearing a little jacket on the street.

Chalk Walk, Knoxville, April 2013

Chalk Walk, Knoxville, April 2013

Chalk Walk, Knoxville, April 2013

Chalk Walk, Knoxville, April 2013

So, with the great temperatures and a weekend, at long last, mostly free of rain, it was a perfect time to be out and about in the city. Other than a couple of brief showers on Saturday we stayed dry and even that avoided the Farmer’s Market and Saturday night. Sunday could not have been better.

UT Ballroom Dancers, Market Square, Knoxville, April 2013

UT Ballroom Dancers, Market Square, Knoxville, April 2013

UT Ballroom Dancers, Market Square, Knoxville, April 2013

UT Ballroom Dancers, Market Square, Knoxville, April 2013

I’ve collected a few photographs of scenes out and about in the city that I’m putting out today. The last great weekend for weather in Knoxville, by my reconing was the first weekend of April. These photographs are mostly from that weekend. Pianos were placed outside around downtown for anyone to play and I heard several talented people. The UT Ballroom Dancers took to the square.

Chalk Walk, Knoxville, April 2013

Chalk Walk, Knoxville, April 2013

Chalk Walk, Knoxville, April 2013

Chalk Walk, Knoxville, April 2013

It was also the weekend of the Chalk Walk and, somehow, I left several of those out of that blog, so I’m placing them here. I did get photographs from this weekend, as well, but I’ll add those to another post. I’m trying to look for a little better balance with this blog so that I don’t overwhelm each post with photographs and, in the meantime, kill myself getting it all together each night.

Preservation Pub Rooftop, Knoxville, April 2013

Preservation Pub Rooftop, Knoxville, April 2013

Market Square, Knoxville, April 2013

Market Square, Knoxville, April 2013

Crowds on Market Square, Knoxville, April 2013

Crowds on Market Square, Knoxville, April 2013

As always this time of year in the city, there are big events coming up soon that will require massive sets of photographs of their own. More importantly, you should start making your plans to actually attend (rather than simply reading about it here) two major events next Saturday: The Children’s Festival of Literature is Saturday on the World’s Fair Park and the International Biscuit Festival is at the same time in the uptown area, centered on Krutch Park. More on both of these events later in the week.

Chalk Walk, Knoxville, April 2013

Chalk Walk, Knoxville, April 2013

Chalk Walk, Bean and Richard Pope, Knoxville, April 2013

Chalk Walk, Bean and Richard Pope, Knoxville, April 2013

Comments

  1. Turtleneck, leather trench coat, now we’re talking.

  2. Brandon says:

    I agree with you about wearing a light jacket, I love weather that requires just that.

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