Last night, we were standing on the edge of the Cumberland River, looking towards downtown and it really struck me what a crappy, crappy job we’ve done as a city of utilizing one of our best assets–the river.
I guess the issue is that the river used to be (and, in some ways, still is) a major thoroughfare for the city and a way to bring goods in and out. So, it only makes sense that, especially before the advent of the interstate, you’d have a lot of industry on your riverfront.
But, Nashville, we should be building places to live and work and play that make better use of it.
Also, as I was driving east down Charlotte last night, I saw that the State has arranged it so that the whole side of the Snodgrass Building says “Peace.” I should have taken a picture; it’s really beautiful.
I don’t know. It’s just little things like that that make you feel good about a place. I should make it my New Year’s Resolution to show you all the things about Nashville that I love.
But, in the meantime, they’ve painted the tressle by the Zoo, and one of them has a tiger on it so realistic that, when I saw it out of the corner of my eye, it made my heart jump. And I saw the new Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
I swear, we must have one church for every ten people. Nashville has got to have one of the highest church to people ratios (or would it be lowest?) of any city in the nation.