This is the first of what I plan on being a series of posts centering around a recent trip Linda and I made to Nashville, Tennessee. I took 333 pictures during my trip and will post some of them here to help tell each story. The rest will be posted to my Flickr account here.
The flight to Nashville was pleasant and might have been perfect had there not been such tremendous cloud cover the last 100 miles. Turbulence sucks.
Dad picked us up at the airport and we went to a one of the seemingly hundreds of Mexican restaurants in town. The temp was cold and as we ate, looking out the big picture window from our booth, I had the pleasure of seeing snow for the first time in years.
The next day Mom, Linda and I made a trip to this really unique place. Cheekwood is one of those places you hear a lot about but I would be surprised if many of you reading this have ever actually been. It’s quit a place. In fact, it’s history are “intimately interwoven” with that of Nashville. As it turns out, the Maxwell House coffee brand and the Cheeks, were one of the city’s early entrepreneurial families.
These are pictures of Cheekwood as a 55 acre botanical garden and art museum sitting on what was once woodland in West Nashville. Then mansion was designed by New York residential and landscape architect, Bryant Fleming. However, there is a lot of classical art and a serious collection of Faberge (not that I would know much about that). In addition, the Frist Center on the Cheekwood campus also has a nice collection of modern art.