Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Historic Tennessee Theatre Sign ~ At Night

The Historic Tennessee Theatre sign is especially impressive at night.

21 comments:

Tanya said...

Oh Hope, this is a gorgeous photo, love it!

JM said...

Very eye-catching! The building deserves a sign like that.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The lights on the wet street reveals the street is in need of repair several places. I think this is a real common problem now with governemts atruggling with less money for everything. Here we have less salt for the roads because the cost went sky high and less money for everything else.

Lois said...

This is a beautiful photograph. The "main drag" next to the campus where I work is called Tennessee Street. One of the traditions for students here on their 21st birthday is to do what they call the "Tennessee Waltz" and hit all the bars along that street. Thanks for following my blog!

Ken Mac said...

What a classic shot! Is the inside of the theater as impressive? I love that you caught the wet pavement, and the long perspective. You are as sharp as your pics, I did post Smiths' a while back on my site..

Hope said...

Ken Mac....the interior of this theatre is breathtaking! I hope someday to have a tour of the inside! Of course, I would take photos!

Btw...I thought you had posted Smith's Bar previously...it did look familiar!

Leedra said...

Yes, it is! Thanks for the reminder of our pretty it is at night. I could go by every weekday night, but don't. I work at the end of Gay Street.

Hope said...

Leedra....I work at the end of Gay Street, too! I'm in the Andrew Johnson Building. Where do you work?

Leedra said...

I am at the other end. The AT&T main building at the corner of Depot and Broadway. I work 4PM to midnight.

Leedra said...

I just saw the rainbow of reflections in the brick part of the street. It is so pretty!

Boise Diva said...

Do they have it all lit up every night? What a treat!

Hope said...

Boise Diva....I'm not sure if it's lit up every night....this was rare for me to be out at night to see this sign. I'm usually at home during the evening hours!

Knoxville Girl said...

great capture!
btw, the sign is only lit when there's a show or special event there.

Connie said...

You sure do make our "scruffy little city" look good. Great photo!!

Hope said...

Thanks for the info, Knoxville Girl! I've always wondered about the sign and if it was lit all the time or not.

marley said...

This is a great night shot. i love all the colours and reflections on the wet street. And the sign!

gogouci said...

I love night photography though I have to admit I lose the ambition to shoot after cooking dinner and washing dishes. You've captured such an emotive scene with the light reflections.

Hope said...

Gogouci....I am very much like you. This was a very rare excursion for me. I don't venture out at night very often. I'm like you....once I'm in for the night, I'm in. With 2 young children and a husband....it's just not practical for me (and for our family) to go out in the evening.

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Jim said...

Beautiful shot

jill said...

Beautiful nite shot Hope. Love the paved in gold look!



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