“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”  ~Henry Ward Beecher

I pass by this old garage nearly every day on my way to yoga at the “Y.”  I stood in a Walgreen’s parking lot to take this photo.  Just down the road are the homes of many of Nashville’s  “rich and famous” in multi-million dollar mansions.

Nashville seems to be a city of contrasts and perseverance.  I love the way old buildings and barns are left standing amidst the more urban environment.  These old buildings and barns seem to serve as a subtle but constant reminder of the city’s more rural  history; a history that is obstinately trying to persevere and simply not be forgotten.

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8 Responses to Perseverance

  1. Jeri says:

    So good to see you posting again! What a great find!

  2. elk says:

    i have missed your beautiful world through the lens Sue

  3. margie says:

    you never really know how a post will effect someone. today it was your words, not your photo. i am nursing a broken rib and wish wish wish that i was on my way to yoga.

  4. Joan says:

    This was good Sue as it made me think….

  5. susanne49 says:

    Nashville is a trove of treasures. Looking forward to see more of your discoveries, Sue.

    Are you moved already in your new house? I must have missed out something 😉


  6. Frida says:

    I have never been in Nashville but I think it’s a god thing to protect buildings from the past. Keep the history of the town.
    Where I live the bulldozers went crazy during the 70’s and practically removed all the older parts of town.
    My husbands great grandparents house and outhouses in the middle of town are left as they were. Protected by a local history society. It’s rather nice to visit with the boys (14yo)

  7. Marcie says:

    Absolutely love that quote. I should print it out and pin it up on my board. Excellent!!!

  8. Anita Bower says:

    This image looks like an extension of your abstract images–abstract on a larger scale. Beautiful colors and details.

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