Memphis has a Surprise!


Did you know Memphis, Tennessee has a pyramid (the 6th largest in the world) and that it’s being converted into a Bass pro Shop?  I didn’t either!  It was originally built as a sports arena to hold over 20,000 people.  It’s quite impressive…

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While walking on the Riverfront in Memphis, my friend Cindy and I decided to detour from the paved route to get a closer look.  I think the cement wall contrasted nicely with the silver metallic of the Pyramid.

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We passed under these bridges and the funny thing is I didn’t know Arkansas was right across the Mississippi River from Memphis.

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The City view from the riverfront…

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We walked down to the river on the historic cobblestones.  The area is being restored with a project budget of over $6,000,000.

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This is Beale Street Landing along the river…

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When the project is finished, you’ll be able to walk up this metal spiral structure from the shoreline…

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Here’s a photo depicting the finished project…

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Outside, the lighting was interesting as this man walked by…

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There is a monorail that will take you over to Mud Island

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The Memphis Queen II is docked here on the river…

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These birds were relaxing…

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The shoreline was quite picturesque…

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Walking back we went up some steps and crossed over this bridge…

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Memphis definitely has some surprises!

24 thoughts on “Memphis has a Surprise!

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  2. Great shots! Still making me want to go to Memphis. 😉
    I am really curious about the silver pyramid becoming a Bass Pro Shop. Here they are always designed to look like they are a log fishing lodge. Usually quite rustic looking outside. It will be interesting to see how they incorporate all that shine steel.

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  3. Aw, that cobblestone warning sign is hilarious… I live in a town where cobblestones are the ONLY walkable surface, lol.
    Also, it should be ‘an’ historic landmark, not ‘a’ historic landmark … oh my oh my oh my…!
    I may have to borrow that picture off you one day 🙂

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  4. Love your urban … photo galleries … monorail photo my favorite – you have an eye for beauty in boldness too.
    And I love the dress … what a pretty pattern and lovely colors.

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