Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Nashville, Tennessee.

Batman Building Bell South Building AT&T Building Nashville Tennessee

May 2009. Lo and behold Nashville’s striking albeit kooky Batman Building, a cheeky reference to the skyscraper’s resemblance to the caped crusader’s signature mask. Built in 1994 on a design from Earl Swensson Associates Inc., this 33-story building is not only the tallest in Nashville, but in all of Tennessee. During my visits to Music City […]

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Travel Report: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, Tennessee.

Exterior Ryman Auditorium Nashville Tennessee

May 2009. Catching some live music is an absolute must for any visit to Nashville, USA’s self-professed Music City. The easiest and cheapest way to do this is to head for the line of honky tonks and dive bars down on Broadway. Most didn’t even have a cover charge, just walk on in, grab a beer […]

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Travel Report: Hatch Show Print – Nashville, Tennessee.

Hatch Show Print exterior sign Nashville Tennessee

May 2009. If you’re looking for a tasteful souvenir of your time in Nashville, there really is only one choice when it comes to authenticity. Forget all of the souvenir tat down on Broadway, head straight for Hatch Show Print, a one hundred and thirty eight year old Nashville institution that serves as both an historical […]

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Travel Report: RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee.

Studio B Entrance Nashville Tennessee

May 2007. When I excitedly told a friend of mine that I was going to “music city” he pointed out that although Nashville would definitely be a cool trip, it was ultimately “the wrong kind of music” on offer. A bit cheeky perhaps, but he did have a point. I’ve never been much into country music, certainly not […]

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Travel Report: Madame Tussauds, New York City.

Madame Tussauds New York City

May 2007. I was wading through my old New York photos when a question suddenly hit me like a well-fired arrow: Did I go to Madame Tussauds?!? With the grisly evidence staring me right in the face it was obviously a rhetorical question, though one that nevertheless spawned a much more pertinent query: WHY? Well, let’s […]

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Travel Report: Greater Highway Deliverance Temple, New York City.

Greater Highway Deliverance Temple Harlem New York City

May 2007. Looking for a different, some might even say peculiar New York experience to sink your teeth into? I’ve always been fascinated by the mythical world of the gospel church, thanks in large to movies like Sister Act, Bruce Almighty and The Great Debaters. Imagine experiencing this kind of full-blooded “praise the looooord” joyousness in person in […]

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Travel Report: The Imagine Mosaic – Central Park, New York City.

The Imagine Mosaic Strawberry Fields Memorial Central Park New York City

May 2007. I’ve been a huge Beatles fan for pretty much as long as I can remember. I grew up with those seminal records playing in my house as a kid and when I became a collector myself one of the first things I did was work my way through the fab four’s discography, one […]

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