Our World: Centennial Park

The West End of Nashville showing Centennial Park and the place where I worked for ClientLogic.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

On June 23 Betsy and I went to Nashville to celebrate our eleventh anniversary.  The first place we visited was Centennial Park.  When I met Betsy I was working a couple of blocks from the park and would walk there on my lunch hour (see the image above).  When Betsy and I were dating, and even after we got married, we would often have lunch together in the park.

Picture of Betsy taken in Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee. April 7, 2001.

Our second date was on April 7, 2001, and we went Centennial Park.  At that time the gardens were full of Spring blossoms.  I took the picture above (it was the second picture I ever took of Betsy) amid the tulips.

Betsy at Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee. June 23, 2012.

There were no tulips this time, but lots of marigolds and other summer blossoms.  I got this picture fairly near where the previous picture was taken.

Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee. June 23, 2012.

Although it was very warm on June 23, the gardens were still beautiful.  I will admit, though, that the more we walked, the more we tried to stay in the shade.

Betsy and George at Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee. June 23, 2012.

But we did stay out in the sun long enough for me to set up the tripod and get this picture of us on our special day.

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14 Responses to “Our World: Centennial Park”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    With the heat that’s been everywhere this year, in the shade is the best place to be!

  2. diane Says:

    What a great way to celebrate by returning to the same spot. I love the before and after shots.

  3. Maple Lane Says:

    That’s a lovely park and very special for you both. I love seeing the photos.

  4. Linda G. Says:

    It is a beautiful park, with displays that change with the season. Nice pictures of Betsy and of you and Betsy.

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Such a beautiful park! I love the colorful flowers! What a special place for you and Betsy!! Lovely captures of the park and of you both as always, George! Have a great week!

  6. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    The park is lovely and so is the young couple who took the time to pose for a picture.

  7. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Lovely park, even in the scorching heat!

  8. Rose Says:

    A beautiful place to relive your memories!

  9. Happyone Says:

    The two of you look right at home there among the beautiful flowers.

  10. Leovi Says:

    Excellent series of photos. Yes, I love them all, nice garden, a very nice place.

  11. Andrea Says:

    I know you and Betsy love gardens and make beautiful gardens, and this park is the beginning of it all. But i always associate both of you with waterfalls. I can’t imagine, visualize and relate with the 452 waterfalls until now, am so envious! haha

  12. ZielonaMila Says:

    Fantastic photographs, beautiful garden, wonderful flowers. I am greeting

  13. kathy Says:

    We love touring beautiful gardens, too!

  14. Jewaicious Says:

    What sweet captures. I adore the one of you and Betsy. I loved walking through Centennial Park. I especially loved the Parthenon.

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