Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I have to brag a lil bit...

...and point my non-Nashvillian readers to a beautiful shot of the Nashville Customs House by pitcherlady. Nashville may not be New York, but it does some have great architecture.

The building in front of the Customs House (that you can only see part of the roof of - with the castle-like buttresses) just so happens to have been my high school.

6 comments:

Chez Bez said...

Hume-Fogg? My brother went there as well.

It's always funny to me when I hear zoning rants about schools and their proximity to adult businesses, and I remember how Hume-Fogg's windows overlooked The Classic Cat strip club. Couldn't get much closer than that.

melusina said...

Yea, I used to joke that I had an afterschool job at the Cat. The funny thing is, noone ever really said much about the proximity of the club, I guess smart parents knew better. It didn't really affect any of us at all, I never even knew any male students who tried to sneak into the club. It just didn't interest us brainiacs.

St. Caffeine said...

I always loved that old building, but I must say that I'm now reconsidering my opinion of Melusina.

You went to Hume-Fogg? Back in my days on the "nerd bowl" team we called y'all the "Fume-Doggs". Of course we did so only because we were jealous of your academic prowess, but still ... I've never quite goten over that, but I guess maybe I should let it go.

melusina said...

Fume-Doggs? Seriously? You couldn't do any better than that? No wonder you didn't so well in the nerd bowl.

We always fancied calling the school humid frogs. But see, that doesn't make much sense either.

susan said...

Hey, thanks for the plug :-) I hadn't realized before I made the photo how easy it is to take that building for granted. The view from the street or a car just doesn't do it justice.

melusina said...

Yea, it is a great building. There really is some great architecture in Nashville (including Hume-Fogg, except for those horrible windows they refitted when I was going to school there), but I of course took it all for granted when I lived there.

I love your photos - except they have the added effect of making me homesick sometimes. =p