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Nashville // on film

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mickey invited me along to Nashville to assist with her taxidermy classes at the end of last month, I obviously happily obliged. She's a ton of fun, I love traveling, and I also really enjoy assisting her. Savannah, Georgia left us both with super high expectations, ones Nashville didn't quite live up to. We asked for recommendations, got a bunch, visited nearly all of them but somehow still had the worst time trying to find things to do and food to eat. I know, I know, everyone from Nashville is collectively rolling their eyes. But I guess it's just not the place for me. Did we still have fun? Hell yeah!
We ate macarons every chance we got*, stopped at a handful of silly roadside attractions, visited Third Man Records and used their real photobooth which is color, made pals with an awesome local who served us the most delicious macaron ice cream sandwich, bought a bunch of neat stuff, visited the strip to use the Willie Nelson and Elvis fortune teller machines and so much more.

I have a handful of posts about the trip coming soon, although not nearly as many as I had hoped. When I got my film back I realized the above photos were the only ones that weren't from a cemetery or one other location (that I'm so excited to share about!) 
xoxo

You guys, THE best macarons I have ever tasted in my life are from Frieda's Desserts in Cincinnati, OH. You have to try them! That's where the ones in the first picture are from.

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  1. The film tones on your pictures are so beautiful! Never been to Nashville but your plans sound like fun and mmm! the macaron ice cream sandwich sounds delicious ;)

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    1. Such a great feeling to have your photos complimented by someone who you think takes amazing pictures!!
      <3

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  2. Looks really nice! I get what you mean though. I've been disappointed by certain cities or places as well. I used to go to France with my mom each year and one year we passed through this adorable town with the cutest shops, so the next chance we had, one or two years later, we visited it, thinking we'd make a day of it. It was nice, but more like half-an-hour-nice...

    Anyway, other times you unexpectedly have the best time in random cities you never dreamed would be so great, right?

    Still took some wonderful pictures though :)

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

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  3. I have never eaten a macaron but they look so beautiful and tasty ^_^ I must find somewhere to get some (or have a bash at making my own!) Really lovely pictures, it looks like you had an awesome time!

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    1. You HAVE to try some right away. They're the one thing that I think are stupid trendy with good reason. They're delicious.

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  4. Your photos look totally rad but I think it's ok to not be into every place you visit. No biggie. Can't wait to see your cemetery pictures!

    PS: Speaking of Savannah though, we ended up checking out Graveface Records on our recent trip out there. It was awesome and the guy hooked us up with free Saved by the Bell trading cards! Thanks for posting about that place. :)

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    1. Glad you got a chance to check out Graveface! They're all so nice there, such a great business to support. :)

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  5. Lovely photos, I've only ever had macarons once, made with a kit and they were very very sickly. Will have to try some proper ones once day <3

    The Quirky Queer

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  6. That BBQ sign is heaven. As always, love all of your road trip photos! It's hard to beat Savannah, though, I agree.

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  7. Hey, I live in Nashville! Glad you enjoyed the trip! Now, I want to find this man with the macaroon ice cream sandwiches

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  8. i would love to go to nashville , i have a feeling i would like it a lot but i have no clue so it shall go on my list! lol

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  9. So glad you loved your visit to my town! Did you do the class at Hail? I think I knew some folks in that class!

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  10. Taxidermy classes? Cannot wait to hear about that.

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    1. Oh yeah! Mickey is a traveling taxidermy teacher. I took one of her classes last year:
      http://www.thedaintysquid.com/2013/12/detroit-academy-of-taxidermy.html

      You should definitely check her out if you'd like to learn!
      :)

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  11. Love this set of photos! The colors all work together really well. Also, those macarons look SUPER good!

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  12. your photos inspire me to embark on a roadtrip of my own! your pictures are always so beautiful.

    as a Nashville native, the Ryman, Grimeys, Hatch Show Print, the dragon park (Fannie Mae Dees Park), and Centennial Park are some of my favorite spots :-) hope you got to check some of those out, and if not, maybe you will in the future! x

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  13. Sometimes the place we are doesn't matter, the company is more important, if you are with interesting and fun people it should be alright! But yeah I understand that when travelling you wanna do cool stuff and you did good, because asking locals is the thing to do, they know exactly the nice places to visit and eat.

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  14. Looks like you had a blast! Those macarons look delicious! I must tell my sister to make some stat!

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  15. I really want to go to Nashville. It's sad that you didn't find too much to do there. I love the macaron photo and the macaron ice cream sandwich sounds amazing! Going to listen to your local friend's music now....

    http://christina.berrange.com

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  16. At some point in my life, I will find myself in the States and I will go on an epic road trip, or ten ;)

    Until then, I have your road trip photos to ease the pain of not being able to go right now.

    ~ K

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  17. I'm an aspiring photographer (digital mostly) but I was just gifted two amazing vintage film cameras that I'm excited to work with (a Konica Autoreflex A, and a Canon T70.) I was wondering, where do you go to get your film developed?

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  18. I actually live about 2 hours from Nashville and was considering visiting as a possible place to move. (We really want to move to Portland but it's so far, online a few people suggested Nashville as a similar option.) But reading this I'm intrigued about your preference to Savannah. Did you post photos from there as well?

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