Before I moved to Nashville, I joked that I needed to see the Ryman Auditorium from my residence. Well, it actually worked out that way.
As a bonus, I look out on the BellSouth Tower, the Life & Casualty Building, the Nashville Public Library, a number of hotels and banks and office buildings, the Gaylord Entertainment Center, the atrium of the Arcade, part of the Hermitage Hotel, some of the Country Music Hall of Fame, a sliver of the Coliseum, and best of all, the State Capitol.
One of my favorite views is Germantown, with its red roofs. Parts of Bicentennial Mall are visible, with the carillon off in the distance. I can also see the highest buildings of Fisk University.
Away from my home, these are my favorite views of Nashville:
-- The Parthenon, esp. when it’s seasonally lighted
-- The morning light in the lobby of [the place where I work]
-- Driving into downtown on Church Street, with the Capitol on the left and the Frist on the right and everything in between
-- Driving into downtown on the Woodland Street Bridge at night, looking south
-- The Arcade from 4th Ave N
-- The top of the hill on 5th Ave N, looking down toward Broadway and SoBro
-- Anything from the Shelby Street pedestrian bridge
-- The steeples on Hillsboro Road, heading south from Hillsboro Village into Green Hills
I love a downtown view, and I decided to seek that again in my new location. I’m really pleased and excited about my new place. I will be able to look down on my favorite statues, out across the river, and directly onto my favorite downtown building. I will not, however, be able to see the building in which I’ll be working, and that suits me fine. My brother commented on that as one of the advantages of my place. He knows me well.