We get down to Knoxville at least once a year, usually in the summer, and I always think about what a livable city it is. At a little less than 200,000 residents, the city has the bustling University of Tennessee campus, a pretty thriving downtown and the beautiful Tennessee River. It’s a natural for iPhone pics.
One of the highlights of the city’s downtown is Market Square, a large public square, surrounded by shops and restaurants, with a scenic fountain as well as space for arts performances.
If you walk around you’ll find some interesting sights, like the cemetery at First Presbyterian …
And if you stick around until dark you can enjoy the nightlife.
The Tennessee Theatre is a great indoor performing arts spot. And they still show classic movies there.
Go to Mast General Store while you’re downtown. They have an entertaining assortment of stuff.
Including the kind of old-time candy you don’t see much anymore. Gee, why would anybody think these were supposed to look like cigarettes?