Yesterday the Chaplain suggested we make a detour through Chattanooga and stop for lunch at the Bluff View Art District. I was game to try something new. We have heard much about the development of this area of the city and were curious to see it for ourselves.

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First we stopped for lunch at Tony’s, an Italian restaurant in the district. The food was delicious! We especially enjoyed the bread, (baked at the Bluff View bakery)–dipped in an amazing olive oil and Parmesan cheese concoction. Yum!

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A sculpture garden is set overlooking the Tennessee River. We strolled through the garden with the sounds of live music playing on a nearby café rooftop. Charming!

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Sculpture of the Prodigal Son


The scenic views of water and mountains, combined with the art and music made it a lovely mixture of the creativity of God and his inspiration to man. It was medicine for the soul.

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I’m so grateful to discover what I know will become a frequent destination!

The Chaplain taking in the view

Last week while driving through my little Southern town I spotted this in the yard of a resident:

Autumn sculpture

I need to learn more about dealing with shadows when taking photos, but isn’t this pumpkin/gourd sculpture interesting?  The colors and shapes of autumn present natural art, but how fun to see this presentation.

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Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.
-   Stanley Horowitz