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Every Saturday, a corner of the other wise tranquil Centennial Park comes alive with musical beats. This place is nothing but the open-air Musicians Corner that invites one and all who love music. Variety of singers, songwriters and musicians enthrall audience with their stellar performances. There is no restriction as regards to genre of music played here; the idea is to bring the entire community together and be a part of this musical celebration. That's not it, Musicians Corner also supports many charitable organizations and conducts special fund-raising events and functions.
It is fitting that the "Athens of the South" is home to the world's only full-size replica of the ancient Parthenon. Forty-six Doric columns encircle the building. The largest bronze doors in the world, weighing 7.5 tons each, stand at the East and West entrances. Featured is Athena Parthenos, the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world. Sculptures and friezes are modeled from Elgin Marbles at the British Museum in London. There are also four art galleries. While the prices are reasonable, you can avail discounts for groups of ten or more with a reservation.
Athena stands 42 feet tall, towering above all who enter her temple through seven-ton bronze doors. Daughter of Zeus and patron goddess of wisdom and arts, her presence amidst Nashville's university and arts communities is appropriate. Other classical and modern works of art surround Athena. Her Parthenon and grounds, Centennial Park, are favorite spots for visitors to stroll or relax after a long day of site seeing.
Hadley Park was built in honor of Nashville's African American citizens nearly a century ago. After World War I, a memorial was erected with the names of brave African-American soldiers who lost their lives in battle. Today the park remains open to the public with many memorials to citizens who have made an impact on the city. You will also find ample space to enjoy a game of football, a picnic lunch or an afternoon of kite flying. Baseball diamonds and softball fields are available for league play, and a large playground area with swings and slides provide endless entertainment for children.
Cloud 12 is tucked away inside the Wonders on Woodland store in the Five Points district in Nashville's historic East End. Located on the second floor of a converted Victorian home, Cloud 12 offers guests a beautiful selection of high-quality original paintings by locals and antique furniture. While the prices at Cloud 12 are significantly higher than what you'll see at the other two shops in Wonders on Woodland, the quality is well worth the price. Cloud 12 is a must-see stop for art collectors visiting the Nashville area. -Lynn-nore Chittom