I went to Nashville for the first time in 2015, and the Ryman Auditorium was one of the tourist attractions I enjoyed the most when I was there. There is so much history that you can read about on the second floor of the auditorium. One of the coolest things was a round part of the original stage where performers stood, that was cut out and used in the construction of the newer Grand Ole’ Opry.
You should definitely add the Ryman to your list of attractions to see when visiting The Music City!
I can’t recall exactly where this was located. I was out for a drive one day around Shelby County in Alabama, and had stumbled upon this old building. I need to get back out there one day and see if I can track down the location of it, even if just so some locals can check it out when they’re in the area.
Sloss Furnaces originally opened as an iron-producing blast furnace in 1882, and closed down in 1971. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1981. Currently it serves as an entertainment venue for concerts and festivals, and is also routinely rated as one of the most haunted places in America. There is an annual Halloween celebration called Sloss Fright Furnace held at the venue each year.
This was a shot that I took in Birmingham in 2016. This is the view from 20th street where the north and south ends of the downtown area meet. Morris Avenue (the street sign in the photo) is a really cool cobblestone street.