Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Mall

Just down the hill from the State Capital building is The Tennessee Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park.

I really meant, just down the hill from the State Capital Building.

The flag poles mark an entrance to the mall.

"The Tennessee. . . is as irregular, as various, as rebellious as the huge valley region that it drains."  This quote is making reference to the Tennessee River which begins in East Tennessee and drains into the mighty Mississippi in Memphis in West Tennessee.  The quote could also be used about the people who live in Tennessee.

The Stones and Cumberland are two of the rivers which flow into the Tennessee River.  During the summer months, these metal disks become fountains shooting water into the air.  Children love to play at the mall!

Flooding is the most widespread and most frequent natural hazard in Tennessee.  In 2010, Nashville was flooded!  Seventeen inches of rain in two days!  Buildings floated down the interstate, the Grand Ole Opry was flooded and closed for many months.  Billions of dollars worth of damage.  Nashville is still recovering!

So, if you are planning a visit to Nashville add the Bicentennial Mall to your list of places to see.

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