Nashville's Parthenon Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

We got the first of what most people consider to be nice weather, last week in Nashville. Even though it was cloudy, the temperature was in the 70s and that usually bring people out in throngs. I think that's too hot but that's a different post. 

With the "nice" weather and people out, I knew Centennial Park would be packed. I already had planned to catch a sunset over the Parthenon but thought it would add a cool extra feature to have people out and about around the building as well. 

Turns out the sunset never developed because of the cloud cover but the people milling around, the clouds moving through and the transition from day to night made for a pretty solid time-lapse. 

- Dennis



The Nashville Parthenon by Dennis Bernhard

Sunrise at the Nashville Parthenon

Yes, you are seeing that correctly. It's a full size replica of the Parthenon in Athens. Right in the middle of Nashville, Tennessee. It was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.

It's a beautiful structure in a nice park. On warm days, there are families and groups of friends relaxing, tossing a frisbee and just having a good time.  The structure itself is immaculate.

I like the way this photo shows the detail in the building. The way the green light makes it stand out against the deep blue early morning sky as it gives way to the rising sun. And even though my centering wasn't dead on, I like the pathway leading into the building. 

Mostly though, it just blows my mind that someone would build an exact replica of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee in the 19th century. 

- Dennis