A Memorial Walk, a Candlelight Gathering and Labor Unions

Knoxville, January 2012 A march was held Tuesday night beginning at Church Street United Methodist Church. Two groups walked throughout downtown holding banners and signs remembering John Womac who died while working on the Henley Street Bridge one year ago and Solin Estrada-Jimenez who died in May of last year on the same site. Worker […]

Henley Street Bridge Update

 Boat Under the naked arches of the Henley Street Bridge, September 2011 It has been a while since I walked down by the river, mostly because it has been hotter than a frying pan in our favorite little city. Now that the temperatures have eased I’m walking a little farther afield. Urban Woman and I walked […]

Bridges, Boulevards and Beautiful Visions

Tugboat moves barge into position to catch the falling bridge, Tennessee River, Knoxville While there have been more developments on the business front even since my last two posts, I’m going to leave the business arena, for now, and talk about the Henley Street Bridge. Work continues at a fast pace. I took these photographs […]

Death in the City

One of the themes often sounded when people talk about cities is the high previlence of crime and danger to one’s person. Particularly discussed is muggings and murders. Even locally, whenever a crime is reported to have happened downtown, a virtual chorus of “I told you downtown is a bad place” erupts on KnoxNews in […]

A Camel, Easy Riders a Nasty Creek and a Broken Bridge

These are a few of the sights around the city recently. It’s funny how I can walk past something dozens of times and see it, but not really see it for what it is. The camel falls into that category. Now, you might think that seeing a camel in the city would be enough reason […]