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.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sunsphere View IV

A view to the north of Knoxville. In this photo you can see portions of our World's Fair park in the foreground and the old L & N train station to the right. The ridgeline in the distance is called Sharp's Ridge. The gap in the ridgeline is of course called Sharp's Gap. Interstate 275 runs north of Knoxville through Sharp's Gap and then becomes I-75 North. You can also see I-40 in this photo which runs east-west through Knoxville.


B Squared said...

Drove that route many times but never saw it from this view.

Ken Mac said...

Hope, did you take this from atop the water tower? Vertigo!

Connie said...

Hey, I was just there two weeks ago. Great picture.

Hope said...

I took these from the Sunsphere at the World's Fair Park in Knoxville. The Sunsphere was built as the icon of the World's Fair in 1982. There are offices inside and an observation floor from which you can look out over Knoxville from all directions.

gogouci said...

Wow that's some traffic network. In Salem we have I-5. You going north or south?

Hilda said...

What an awesome view! I love how this part of the city doesn't have skyscrapers and how the built-up spaces are interspersed with a lot of trees. Everything looks so neat too.

Hope said...

This view is looking North.

10/21/08 ~ Thank you to Leedra from Photography by Leedra

10/23/08 ~ Thanks so much to Tanya from Around Roanoke Daily Photo Blog

10/23/08 ~ Thanks also to Laurie from Glimpses of South Pasadena and your very kind words (to follow) . . .

"With gratitude and great pleasure I would like to pass the award to these photography bloggers:

Hope of Knoxville Daily Photo. Hope can squeeze images out of her Nikon Coolpix that will astonish you. The photographs of her kids capture the essence of childhood and a mother's love with the same poignancy and joy of the paintings of Mary Cassatt..."

Tanya and Laurie . . . . I am truly honored and flattered that you have chosen me to receive this award. Sincere thanks to both of you for this award and your nice comments!

10/28/08 ~ Sincere thanks to JM of Oeiras and Environs Daily Photo who has given this award to me. I am truly honored and will enjoy passing this award on to others.

11/4/08 ~ Thanks so much to Sean Claes of Kyle, Texas Daily Photo for giving this award to me, also. It's a great honor and I appreciate it so much!

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