Nashville's Honky Tonk Highway

Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway

The Neon Signs of Music City

Nashville is a big, sprawling city. However, standing in the four-block stretch of downtown known as “Honky Tonk Highway,” it feels much smaller. Here restaurants, bars, music halls, western wear stores, and souvenir shops pack ground level storefronts, the upper floors and even rooftops. At night, dozens of fabulous, whimsical and just plain gorgeous neon signs illuminate the area.

It rained for two solid days when we visited Nashville, so we were unable to get photos of the signs at night. However, we couldn’t leave without getting a couple snapshots of the fabulous signs. Heading out of town Sunday morning, after having breakfast at Milk & Honey, we walked to lower Broadway with camera in hand.

With anything else as our subject, it would have been a great day for picture taking. Unfortunately, it was early Sunday morning and few establishments were open. For that reason, most of the signs were turned off. Our next trip to Nashville will surely include an evening on Honky Tonk Highway, taking in the live music, and maybe even taking some nighttime photos.

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