Monday, January 5, 2015

Nashville Part 2

Come for a walk with me through the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
Yes,the place was still decorated for Christmas,but somehow,I didn't mind,it was just so beautiful.

Cascades and waterfalls were everywhere. I also really enjoyed all the lush foliage.


I want a Poinsettia Christmas tree like that. Oh—wait,I have no place to put a tree that large.
It sure was pretty though and the flowers were all real.



For a garden lover like me,who can't seem to keep things growing at home,this was the place to be.
I enjoyed the beauty and then let them worry about how to keep things growing.


The decorations on these pillars caught my attention


A lazy river flows through the building.I know it is all manmade,but it is still spectacular to see.


Even a Banana tree grows in the gardens.


Looking up into the structure of the building was also stunning.I enjoyed seeing all the patterns and lines.


These huge Christmas trees were everywhere.I can only imagine the hours of work that went into all this decorating.


Last but not least.This may well be one of my favourite images.I was just trying for a picture of the water and was pleasantly surprised at the results.The movement of the water turned the reflections into abstract art.

I have at least three more posts about my visit to Nashville.I took so many pictures and even with all these posts,I'm not showing nearly all of them.

Thanks for joining me as we tour the hotel.

30 comments:

  1. You took some gorgeous shots. Looking forward to seeing your others.

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  2. Gorgeous shots of one of my favorite places... You can now see why we enjoy visiting there!!!!! This is a photographer's dream place!!!!! One thing is for sure though... Looking at the pictures --as great as they are---will never be at good as a visit to this hotel... People NEED to see the Opryland Hotel with their own eyes. Don't you agree?????

    SO glad you had time to wander around and admire this beauty...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. We've been to the Opryland Hotel mostly at night. Your daytime photos give a different view of the beauty of the place. Betsy surprised me by booking us a room in the Delta section of the hotel to celebrate my 60th birthday. That was several years ago, so perhaps we need to go again.

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  4. This is definitely a fantastic looking place! Love that abstract art water reflections photo - so unusual. Some artist should paint that! Thanks so much for sharing - I'm having a virtual vacation!!

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  5. The water picture is awesome! And the pillars are huge and impressive. LOVE the huge perfectly formed poinsettia tree! The banana tree is totally col! A header of orchids today, very pretty!

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  6. What a beautiful hotel! Now you've got me wanting to take a trip to Nashville! What a great trip for you to take, and glad you got up the courage to take that first flight. Living in Alaska I've flown quite a bit, but my first flight was quite memorable. It was when I moved to Alaska some 40+ years ago. With just me, very pregnant with my twins, and three little boys, it was quite the adventure!

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  7. That's really a great hotel, love the big Christmas Tree as well as the little river in the gardens.

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  8. Wonderful photos of a lovely place! So peaceful! I love how that last photo of yours turned out. That should be entered into a contest.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  9. Oh what an awesome place!!! and I LOVE that abstract shot!

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  10. It's all so gorgeous. I tellya, if I had all this to do to decorate for the holidays, I'd keep them up a lot longer than 'normal' too.

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  11. i've always wanted to go ... we go to that area every once in a while. so cool. glad you took the time to share. so fun!! ( :

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  12. I'm back, Ruth, after my little break from blogging, and Happy New Year to you! I LOVE this post. It's mind-blowing what all is in that structure. The Christmas Trees are very impressive!

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  13. it sure is beautiful! i could fit that poinsettia tree in my gazebo-like house. but then what? :) love the water features. so pretty!

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  14. so very beautiful!!! we stay at the Gaylord in Washington, d.c. where we see the ICE display!!!

    the poinsettia tree is spectacular!!!!

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  15. and the look for January is gorgeous!!!!

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  16. i love what they did to the pillars and the tree is magnificent and all the photos are fantastic.. i did not know they could grow bananas in TN. beautiful structure with all those panes

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  17. This is a magnificent place and your photos are just awesome, Ruth. I love the poinsettia tree!

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  18. WOW! Those decorations are out of this world. GORGEOUS. I would nnot like the job of either putting them up or taking them down.

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  19. HI Ruth Forgot to say i love the last shot. My style of shot

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  20. That abstract-like photo of the water is exquisite. I've always wanted to see that place at Christmastime. I have been there once and loved it.

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  21. Ruth, what a beautiful area it is!

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  22. Simply gorgeous...it has been several years since I have bee there. I remember being mesmerized by the poinsettia tree. I think it was done in a spiral of white and red ones that year. The year we visited, someone was getting married right out there among all of the holiday decor...in the evening which added to the ambiance! This is such a lovely place.

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  23. What beautiful gardens and that tree is gorgeous!!!

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  24. I love all the photos of the gardens and the tree. The last refecting one is really pretty!

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  25. How gorgeous! I have a friend (bus tour driver) who takes a group to this hotel every year around Christmas......He talks about how beautiful it is. I just might have to jump on one of his tour buses sometime and see for myself. The photos are so good...

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  26. Your pictures are just beautiful! What a fun and amazing trip!!

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  27. That tree had lots of poinsettias! Wonder if a smaller size could be built??
    When I was a kid in Southern California we had a banana tree in our backyard.

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  28. Have visited the Opryland Hotel once several years ago when we were volunteering with MDS close to Nashville. It is indeed an amazing place to visit & so much to see. Loved the poinsettia tree!

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