Friday, October 27, 2006
Here's a little sign at Sam & Zoe's Coffeeshop in Berry Hill to emphasize the one-way drive. What I have discovered about posting daily photos from Nashville is that, for the most part, because of the way that my daily life unfolds in the particular set up of this city, I must spend considerable time planning, driving, parking and hunting to capture a worthwhile subject in an acceptable manner. The light in this region is another matter (challenge) and I find that I want to photograph outside at times when I need to be working in my studio or on other things. My other commitments are suffering as a result of the Daily Photo involvement and I have not even had time to explore all of the other wonderful photographers out there. You're all doing such excellent work and I truly enjoy visiting your sites. Maybe now I'll have more time to do so! From here on in, I'm going to park myself in the city section and see if I can keep up with that. For those of you who may not have noticed, in deference to Music City, all of the titles of my posts are song titles.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 7:37 AM
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Although I took many, many photos of the changing leaves around Radnor Lake this morning, there was no sunlight and the images are very, very subdued. At one point, I found myself between two other photographers and we all had the same, exact camera! This image is from the car travelling away from the lake on Otter Creek Road.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 12:39 PM
Friday, October 20, 2006
It's the season of the Aster family and here's a nice carpet full of Chrysanthemum's at the Flower Mart. Sunflowers, Zinnias, Marigolds have been at the height of their glory. I'm hoping they'll last long into November but we'll have to see what the weather brings.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 11:15 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The sun peeked out for only a moment here and there yesterday and the only time I had my camera in hand was at the Green Hills Public Library where the landscaping is thoughtful, subtle and effective. Here's a patch of ornamental grass, River Birch, laurel and Nandia by the front entrance.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 6:34 AM
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
The Belcourt Theater , the best art and alternatvie film house in town (the only?) is located on a side street off 21st in the heart of Hillsboro Village just a few steps away from Fido. This weekend, they're featuring one of my favorite films of all time, Days of Heaven with cinematography that demands a large screen. The Belcourt also features fine concerts in a relatively intimate setting.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 7:51 AM
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Although I went after the changing colors at Radnor Lake this morning, a much more amazing sight after a few nights of near freezing temperature were these fourteen turtles catching some rays together. Other logs, other turtles, but not quite so many.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 1:31 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
At the top of Music Row, in the middle of a traffic roundabout, sits this large statue called Musica When it was installed a few years ago, many Nashvillians were extremely upset by the nude forms and created a great controversy, calling for censorship. The statue aptly symbolizes the emphasis in the Nashville music business on the importance of reaching Number One on the song charts — catching the brass ring.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 7:11 AM
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Frankly, all the insides on Broadway at night look more or less the same. Men with guitars on stage with their backs to store front windows playing for drinkers and dancers in dark barrooms. So we'll take one more look outside at what's parked in front of the main drag.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 9:42 AM
Monday, October 09, 2006
Inside the legendary Tootsie's Orchid Lounge packed side to side and front to back with bodies hoisting some drink or other. It was all I could do to squeeze in, find a spot to hold my camera above the heads and shoot something relatively acceptable.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 9:09 AM
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
This week, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) set up a refugee camp in Centennial Park. Physicians and other medical personnel who have personally served in varieties of refugee situations around the world each take a group of 20 visitors on a 45 minute tour of the camp as if the visitors were refugees themselves. Each exhibit demonstrates how the basic needs of the refugees are met. Where will I live? Find water? Go to the bathroom? Find food? What if I am malnourished or sick? And so forth. For your very own tour, go to doctorswithoutborders.org and double click on the Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City photo. There is a large, varied and growing population refugees living in Nashville.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 3:42 PM
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Because I am on my third day without coffee, I thought I'd give a little tour of coffee shops this week on the west side of town. I want to test my mettle as much as anything, but these are central locations for meeting and greeting and getting the daily fix. We'll be heavy on the dogs and begin with Fido on 21st in Hillsborough Village at the bottom of the Vanderbilt Campus. Fido preserved the original sign for the previous, lomg-time occupant.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 12:52 PM
Monday, October 02, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
As I could not find any taxis worth joining the monthly Daily Photo theme (they are relatively rare in this city), I've decided to make a weekly show of the changing leaves at Radnor Lake. Each Sunday, I'll update you on the color. Compare with last Sunday's photo.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 6:51 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Night train to Nashville. Four blocks up from my house is the major train junction for Nashville. All night, I can hear the horns blowing, the cars hitching and unhitching, and the rumble of the wheels on the tracks. Fine by me. I grew up along the Main Line, outside of Philadelphia, always within earshot of the Paoli Local.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 1:22 PM
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
For the Fall term, I am teaching a weekly basic drawing class at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art — a real Nashville treasure. This glorious morning, we worked outside in the Shomu-en (Japanese Garden) where I snapped a portrait of this little statue with my brand new camera. It will take a while for me to become familiar with all the settings and potential, so I'll post the best shot of the day for now. Thanks for the warm welcome! It was a delight to wake up to your comments!
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 4:10 PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The previous photo is how I found my place when I first arrived, one year ago. Here is what my back yard looks like today. Nashville, at large, is undergoing similar changes. I'll be seeking out shots of the old of Nashville amidst the (sometimes) shock of the new.
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 3:11 PM
Where to begin my Nashville Daily Photo blog? How about in my own back yard. One of the beauties of Nashville is it's residential quality. Here, in this seemingly rural setting, I found a spot to call my own where I am ten minutes from almost everything in Metro Nashville. From here, I'll explore and share glimpses of what I find of note on my excursions. Stay tuned!
Posted by Suzanne McDermott at 1:20 PM