Summer Road Trip 2017: Nashville Parthenon
This is another site I would never have been aware of if it was not for the Roadtrippers.com website. I was a little skeptical about what it was going to be, but once I was there it was an incredible experience.
The Nashville City Government website describes the Parthenon as: “Originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. The plaster replicas of the Parthenon Marbles found in the Naos are direct casts of the original sculptures, which adorned the pediments of the Athenian Parthenon dating back to 438 B.C. The originals of these powerful fragments are housed in the British Museum in London.”
I chose a marble theme for this spread to highlight the ancient architecture replicated in this site. I used my Cricut machine to cut out the columns that border the spread. I actually just made one cut, and then cut it in half and put one half on each side. I double bordered the two photographs on the page to help them stand out against the background. The page also has a postcard that I purchased in the museum store, as well as the brochure, which is attached to the outside of the plastic page protector so that it can be open to be read.