City: Nashville, TN

Address: 2320 West End Ave

Date: August 4, 2016

Meal: Lunch

Tales from my Travels: At around 9 in the morning we set off from the hotel and walked a few blocks to the Centennial Park where Nashville’s Parthenon is located. It is a full-scale replica of the original in Athens and was built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition of 1897. It was very interesting to visit the replica after having seen the original almost exactly 3 years ago. The original, made out of white marble, is, in my opinion, more beautiful and more imposing atop its hill. Nonetheless, the history and purpose behind the exposition of 1897 is fascinating and somewhat contradictory. The centerpiece of this Parthenon is the replica of the Athena Parthenos statue. It is quite impressive and one can only imagine what it was really like in Ancient Greece. The face of the statue, however, was somewhat of a letdown, a little too modern. I highly recommend the visit especially to those who have seen the original in Greece. After visiting the Parthenon, we headed over to a quaint little café that had caught my mom’s and my eyes on the way to the park. The café was just my kind of place. It had a bit of a hippie/hipster vibe about it, very vegetarian/vegan-friendly as well as having many gluten free options; I believe all their baked goods are gluten free. I ordered the delicious veggie press sandwich with red pepper hummus (you can have avocado spread like my mom instead). The menu offers everything from breakfast to sandwiches/wraps with a choice of side, soups, salads, smoothies and, of course, treats. The items are marked as vegan, gluten free and/or dairy free when appropriate. I absolutely loved this café!


Atmalogy, sándwich


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