According to Wikipedia “Knoxville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Knox County. As of the 2010 census, the city has a population of 178,874, and is Tennessee’s third largest city after Nashville and Memphis. Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was 868,546 in 2015. First settled in 1786, Knoxville was the first capital of Tennessee. The city struggled with geographic isolation throughout the early 19th century. The arrival of the railroad in 1855 led to an economic boom. During the Civil War, the city was bitterly divided over the secession issue, and was occupied alternately by both Confederate and Union armies. Following the war, Knoxville grew rapidly as a major wholesaling and manufacturing center. The city’s economy stagnated after the 1920s as the manufacturing sector collapsed, the downtown area declined and city leaders became entrenched in highly partisan political fights. Hosting the 1982 World’s Fair helped reinvigorate the city, and revitalization initiatives by city leaders and private developers have had major successes in spurring growth in the city, especially the downtown area. Knoxville is the home of the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee, whose sports teams, the Tennessee Volunteers, are popular in the surrounding area. Knoxville is also home to the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley […]
Here is a look inside the Ripley’s Aquarium of The Smokies located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I enjoyed the aquatic life seemingly all around me without ever getting my feet wet or my camera of course. These are all shot with my Canon 7D with only ambient light. It was a bit of a challenge as the aquarium is naturally very dark with only the light form the tanks illuminating the fish. I hope you enjoy them and happy first day of Spring 2015.
Here is round four of inclement weather that has fallen in East TN. We woke up this morning with five inches of snow covering everything in sight . . . The snow seemed to be wet and was very nice to walk in; footing was definitely better when you stayed in the thick layer of snow as opposed to the slushy tire tracks on the roads. I hope you enjoy these photos and are staying warm today:)
Temperature was around 6 degrees while I was taking these photos at 8:15 AM on Thursday, February 19, 2015. I caught the light just after the sun had topped the ridge to our East here in South Knoxville. I shot photos for about 15 minutes and had to retreat back to the warm house because my exposed finger tips were starting to catch the the first painful feelings of frost bite. I think some of the photos reflect the sharp teeth of Mother Nature’s cold bite this morning. I hope you enjoy them and are nice and warm wherever you are today.