Breaking my rule to only post new/recently taken photos since I found this one from 2013 that I liked, even though I don’t even remember taking it.
Also, good-bye my old dry-cleaners and the super creepy back entrance to brass stables — and good-bye mediocre Greek place and pizza place.
So I guess maybe the reason the Stahlman sign was gone was so they could make it light up again? I don’t remember if it lit up originally at all, honestly. Anyone know?
Mt Olivet Chapel, Nashville, TN. January 26, 2007
I took this photo of the Mt Olivet chapel 8 years ago to the day.. I am sad to learn that it burned (photo courtesy of Larry McCormack), last night. This is unfortunate, but not surprising, as the Mt Olivet Cemetery has fallen into disrepair over the last few decades — vandals and squatters have moved in and made their mark. Last night’s fire was almost certainly started by bored kids or cold squatters. I have a friend buried at Mt Olivet, so I bum around there quite a bit, and the inside of the chapel looked quite bad even as early as 2008. Betsy has more info over at Pith in the Wind.
The letters at the Stahlman building are back! They were removed in 2008ish? for reasons unknown to me when they were doing renovations on the building.. I was starting to worry they’d never return!
Surprised I didn’t post this before now — at Los Baños de Doña María de Padilla in Sevilla, Spain. A photo of my beautiful wife at a beautiful locale, also featured here.