Tag Archives: Knoxville

Weekly Photo Challenge: Clancy’s — repurposed and classy!

A recent Knoxville event, Chef’s Table Tour, came with a surprise . . . an unexpected one.  After strolling downtown sidewalks listening to bits of history from our guide, we ducked into Clancy’s Tavern & Whisky House ready for good food … Continue reading

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Chef’s Table Tour offers a taste of Knoxville with a side of history!

In one three-hour span, you can tour downtown Knoxville, learn a bit of history, meet new friends and sample East Tennessee fare.  It’s all part of the Chef’s Table Tour, one of the offerings from East TN Tours combining food … Continue reading

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Miniature circus brings big joy: Tibbals Learning Center at The Ringling

With the announcement that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will perform for the last time in May 2017, we are re-publishing our post of August 19, 2015, on the Tibbals Learning Center at The Ringling in Sarasota.  Although the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves at Savage Gardens

Savage Gardens, nestled quietly in the Fountain City area of Knoxville, Tennessee, on a summer’s day.  Cool. Calm. Curvaceous. For more photos of curves, check out this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve.    

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

This week’s WordPress Daily Post photo challenge began with a quote from Wendell Berry:  “The Earth is what we all have in common” and ended with a request for writers to share their vision of glorious Mother Earth.  Well, even … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

Seems simple,right? A kid wants to be a snow leopard. So she steps up to the face painting tent at Knoxville’s Christmas in the City.  Selects Face Number 1 from the sample board.  Sits down.  Smiles at the artist.  And … Continue reading

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Beauty close to home: Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Sometimes we travel near and far in search of adventures and great places to see, but actually there’s grand beauty in East Tennessee that we sometimes take for granted.  Thus it was on a recent weekend that we headed north … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

This may sound a bit like the venerable Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities, but we actually have two happy places to submit to this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge. Our foremost happy place is Knoxville, Tennessee, where we’ve … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle

Knoxville’s Chilhowee Park is known around town as the place for exhibits, the Tennessee Valley Fair, and special events.  But one building, listed in Knox Heritage‘s  Fragile Fifteen, is an endangered structure:  the historic Rabbit & Poultry Barn.  Built in … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Gleaming

Travel provides memorable moments, gleaming ones, in fact, like sunrises, sunsets, happy sights, and people beaming with pride.  And it’s those very moments that urge us on to carry cameras and hope for the sparkle that the next big (or little) … Continue reading

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