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Old 06-08-2011, 10:12 AM   #31
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Re: Franklin downtown closure

Shame you didn't make it downtown Franklin, but the reason it was closed off....Grand Reopening of the Franklin Theatre! Indoor and outdoor showings of Gone With the Wind and other events going on to celebrate. Whole DT is worth seeing and a great area to just hang out in.

Great report and pics! Looking forward to more from the area.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:16 PM   #32
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Shame you didn't make it downtown Franklin, but the reason it was closed off....Grand Reopening of the Franklin Theatre! Indoor and outdoor showings of Gone With the Wind and other events going on to celebrate. Whole DT is worth seeing and a great area to just hang out in.

Great report and pics! Looking forward to more from the area.
There was a big crowd. (From Charm of the Carolines)

Franklin Theatre Grand Re-Opening



For those with tickets, there was a red carpet gala and a 9:30 screening of Gone With the Wind.





For the rest of us, there were bands, and cold drinks, and three outdoor screens set up for free showing 1939 classics The Wizard of Oz, King Kong, and Swing Time.



With many folks dressing up as their favorite film charactors.






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Old 06-09-2011, 03:38 AM   #33
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Wish I had been there. That town does seem to know how to do a street party.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:31 AM   #34
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Great report and very interesting history. Your comment about the church doors being locked reminded my of one of my visits to Vet Nam Memorial Chapel near Angelfire , N. Mex. The Doctor, one morning, saw a note posted on the chapel door. " WHEN I NEEDED YOU THE MOST, YOU LOCKED ME OUT" . He never had the doors locked again.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:28 AM   #35
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Thanks!

I enjoyed your Ride Report. If you get out to Northern California stop by Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley. I'm on the Vestry there. It was built during our wild and wooly gold mining days.

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Old 06-10-2011, 08:52 AM   #36
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Thanks for the pic.... nice little church in California there..... looks to be of the Carpenter Gothic style.... which was very popular down here too ..... Glad you enjoyed....
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:42 AM   #37
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And as I approached the outskirts of Franklin I passed by the Battle of Franklin site(s) and wished I had more time to stop and explore.... but saw the really nice Carter House .... no time for a tour today.. but here are a few pics...





Nice thread...I enjoyed it.

Another historical tidbit regarding the battle at the Carter House that you might find intersting...

There is a root celler/basement under the house where the family took refuge during the battle. Afterwards when they emerged to take stock of the damage they discovered their son Tod Carter, who had been away from home for three years fighting for the Confederacy, lying on the lawn among the dead and wounded. They carried him into the house where he soon died of his wounds. Fought for three years only to fall in his own yard.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:02 AM   #38
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I love the old buildings in southeast, including the churches. Here's one I shot while exploring the historic district of Decatur.



There's a lot of interesting stuff in this area. You got some good pics
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:09 PM   #39
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It's the new convention center

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Saw this huge construction site back behind the hockey arena..south of Broadway...What is it ? or will it be rather ??


This is what's going in behind the stadium: http://www.nashvillemusiccitycenter.com/about/

We've lost a few historic buildings in the process but mostly old manufacturing facilities. Enjoyed your ride report!
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:27 PM   #40
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All Saints Chapel - Sewanee

Brunstei ( a recent Vancouver transplant to Huntsville and fellow ADVer ) and I joined forces to do some exploring in North Alabama / South Tennessee today (06-18-11) and stopped at Sewanee to visit All Saints Chapel....

Hardly a small mountain chapel and not exactly what one might expect to find on top of the mountain in Southern Tennessee , unless of course you know about Sewanee.....

I will let the photos speak for themselves.





































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