Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Sunday Creative - Traditional


I feel a bit as if my entire week's post so far have fit in with this week's prompt - you don't get much more traditional than the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry or country music.  When I saw the prompt on Sunday, I immediately thought of the photos I captured at the Ryman of those little architectural details that made it unique.


The stained glass windows are a major feature of the Ryman and I love the way the builders took the shape of the windows and incorporated this traditional feature throughout the building.  From the carvings in the pews to the iron work on the table sitting in the lobby.


Its been a week of very traditional country music on the blog, so I've decided to continue the theme and use today's post to mark the passing of one of country music's greatest songwriters, Hank Cochran.  You may not know his name, but I promise you've heard his music.  From Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces, "  Eddy Arnold's "Make the World Go Away," to George Straight's "The Chair."

I remember my mom playing a version of "Make the World Go Away" when I was a very little girl (in fact it is one of my earliest musical memories.)  I don't know that I can get much more traditional than this song and the Ryman.

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6 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Wonderful use of the prompt. I am still stumped. ♥tlb

gibknitty said...

I love how you wrapped the week's posts into the "traditional" prompt. And, so nice how you recognized the repeat of the window motif in other elements of the architecture and design. You made me want to visit there someday!

Deanna said...

I love these photos. Great attention to detail. I think most people would overlook the repetitive use of the shapes in the different ornamental pieces. :)

R Montalban said...

Really nice tie in to the prompt traditional on so many levels.

Bluebelle said...

Those pews are amazing. Did you try sitting in them? Sometimes they can be really comfortable, others are awful after a minute!

Katy Noelle said...

I've just been enjoying looking at your photos of the grand ole opry. It's funny that you should have posted about this because, although, I don't pursue country music, I've been listening to a CD that Mr. Tom's had on in the truck of music that the greats from there put together in one huge wonderful jam session. you probably know it - sorry, I don't know the name. I just know that it's WONDERFUL!

Love, Katy Noelle

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