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Old 11-07-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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anyone feel the way i do about this bridge? i think it could be very pretty if tn would finish out the canopy spans back towards downtown. simply, why would you put one sock on one foot and then say your fully dressed? too, it seems to me that arkansas could get it together and realize that she would prosper more if she took some responsibility and finished out a canopy span over the bridge on her side. perhaps, building a stationary lookover for automobiles, which allowed for viewing the mississippi, the memphis skyline, and the bridge itself would be a feasible plan. this overlook could be a pay station. small souv could be sold, and some income could be realized on both sides of the bridge. even further, rail rides to and from the two gambling centers could sustain both operations and the rail. many people would jump at the chance to ride along side of the bridge---or under it---to see the river and to get to their appointed gambling venues. simply, these are ideas that could be explored. certainly, i'm no genuis, but i'm not a slobbering stomp idiot either. these politicians need to get to work on some these things. i'm convinced it can be done...and memphis and arkansas would be the better for it. in my view, the pyramid could be turned into a casino and a small hotel, and it could be linked to the arkansas dog track. i realize that the general assembly would have to change some existing laws re: casinos; nevertheless, it could be done if local politicians (state, federal, city, county) got behind it. when i moved from memphis, as the pyramid was being built, i thought, surely, that the pyramid would do nothing but set the city up for continued success. i reject the idea that the building cannot be utilized properly. this ridiculous proposed idea (now defuncted) of a great outdoors store...hogwash! might as well---probably be better off---to put a big lots or used toiltets recovery center in the facility. 68million+ taxpayer dollars deserves more accountability than closing the doors, walking away, and opening another facility. who has additional ideas for this building?
You might not respond to this post since it's been a while from your original post, but maybe you'll see it!

I always thought the bridge was cool the way it was -- the "M" being a nice delegation for Memphis -- and it's also functional as it helps support the bridge across the large gaps for wide barges.

Like many other landmarks of Memphis, it could use some work. however, I don't think it's the number one thing in need in Memphis, of course. We've got plenty of other problems that need addressing first! I do like your idea of a stationary lookout though. Something to spruce it up just a bit!
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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Got some more pictures. I was able to get a few pictures of homes in Germantown and East Memphis. Got some pictures of Memphis establishments and some Downtown pictures as well.


Some new homes in Germantown.



Older homes in Germantown.


East Memphis Neighborhood near that intersection of Kirby and Poplar.


Some homes near the intersection in East Memphis


Opera House of Memphis(It was on my route, so what the hell)


Patriot Lake at Shelby Farms Park(This place gets crowded on the weekends)



The main Memphis library. Or as it's commonly known, The Info Hub



Huey's in Midtown. It's the original. Best place for hamburgers in Memphis.


Some houses in Midtown(thought it looked cool)


Minglewood Hall. Small concert venue that just opened in Midtown. It used to be a guitar factory called Strings-and-Things before it was rennovated.


View of the "backyard" of Downtown Memphis.


Downtown Memphis



Main Street


Gus' Fried Chiken downtown location(it's the small building next to the white van)


Apartment/Condo complex in downtown Memphis. It's a neat design. It's called PaperWorks.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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More:


The backside of the houses that line Riverside Dr.


Riverside Drive and a view of the Memphis Bridge





Downtown Memphis


Court Squar in downtown Memphis(Bums congregate here, it's off and on. The city is trying to keep them out)



Downtown Memphis at Beale St. and Front St.


Beale Street


FedEx Forum(Ground Zero Blues club and Westin Hotel on the left)



Beale Street at Thrid St.


Apartments across the street from Autozone Park


The Memphis 'M' in midtown



Highrises out East(Clark Tower is on the right, I don't know what they call the one on the left)

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Old 11-15-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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Was able to get out today and take some pics. Got some of the Carriage Crossing in C'ville, the University of Memphis, and others.

House in East Memphis


The Avenue Carriage Crossing. It's a neat open air mall. Almost like a town center.







The Hilton Hotel highrise in East Memphis



The University of Memphis










Some houses on Central Ave.


Parts of Central Gardens District


New Chick fil'A in Midtown. It's a little weird b/c they left part of the old church up and use it as their outdoor area.



Evergreen District



Intresting view from Harbor Town on Mud Island. Downtown skyline in the background.(sorry its blurry)


Mississippi River Greenbelt to the right. You can see the Memphis Bridge in the background if you look closely.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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Got some more pics. These pics are from the Cooper-Young district, South Main, Mud Island, and a few others. I had some real good pictures of the Mississippi River but there was a glare on the camera so I will definitely post some new ones of those shots. Hopefully soon.

Pink Palace Museum



Cooper-Young district




Central BBQ(The best bbq in Memphis IMO)


Houses in the Central Garden District





Houses along the Mississippi River


The Old Tennessee Brewery


South Main


Houses on Mud Island





Last edited by maximus10; 11-27-2009 at 01:04 PM..
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Memphis
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Here are the pictures of the Mississippi River. I took these from Butler Park which runs parallel Riverside Dr.












Another picture of South Main
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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I am not trying to be mean or anything, but some of these pictures are a little depressing and don't make me want to come to Memphis. I am sure there are nicer areas than this. I think Eads is supposed to be a nice area.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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I am not trying to be mean or anything, but some of these pictures are a little depressing and don't make me want to come to Memphis. I am sure there are nicer areas than this. I think Eads is supposed to be a nice area.
Wow! This shows how much you know. You just said Eads is a nice area. That is the most random thing I have ever heard of. Yes, Eads is a nice area but there is abosultely no reason to visit Eads. It's just an everyday town. Also, there is nothing wrong with the pictures. There must be something wrong with you.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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I think the reason these pictures are viewed as depressing is because there's absolutely not one single person in site. Memphis looks abandoned. That is a little weird.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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To me, it looks like many of the photos are taken in early morning, based on the sun, and the fact that the restaurants and shops aren't open yet.
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