Greeneville, TN, Pt. 2
14 November 2008
So, while there are many buildings to love in the downtown area of Greeneville, TN - like the Capitol Theatre ...
... there are also some amazing, inspiring churches. I mean, wow, look at this!
The sign on this church says it was built in 1780.
And then there are the houses. This one was my first favorite. I love how the shutters are not exactly straight.
But then I saw this one and it was my favorite. I love all the different textures.
And then I saw this one and I just got confused. They're all my favorites!
There is always charm in the disarray of an old Southern home.
And if you believe that too, you'd be particularly charmed by my house - but that's another story.
Anyway. This house got me - the lace curtains, the gingerbread details. I could care less about the gutter. Seriously. If I lived in this house, I would serve tea every afternoon.
Do you think the people who live here can hang out on their roof? I've always wondered that. From down below, it looks like you could have a party up there.
I believe that window above the door is called a fanlight. So cool.
Even the not-quite-so-ornate homes have gorgeous details.
I turned down one or two of the side streets and was floored by the number of beautiful old homes. I didn't even see half of what's there before it was time to go home.
Can't wait to go back.
I have 31 photos in my Greeneville set on flickr, if you care to see them all, and I will probably add some more to them in a few days. And I have 90 photos in my black and whites set. Not all of them have made it onto the blog, so check them out if you're interested. I kinda like seeing them all together like that.
Are you loving the b&ws as much as I am? Then head over to Alex's for wacky hair day, to Shelli's for blocks, to Gayle's to wait for the school bus, to Jean's to see a few old barn silos, to Toni's to see liddle lamzy divey, to Jessica's to wish her a happy birthday on Saturday, to ELK's to see her to-do list for the weekend, to Liss' where she's braved a walk on a cantilever (wow!), and to Elizabeth's for a self-portrait.
If you want to participate, please be sure to email me the link to your post or leave it in the comments!
I LOOOOOVE these shots! Makes me want to come visit Greeneville!
I really need to get out and shoot some more in our town while I'm doing mostly b&w shots. It's a neat old town made of mostly historical district homes. Some have told us that our house would even qualify as historical district if we'd just register it (build 1911). But WOW at that church built in the 1700s. AMAZING! I hope to be posting more B&Ws this weekend. Such fun!
Posted by: Shaye | 14 November 2008 at 10:29 PM
I really liked the crooked shutters - and the multi-textured house. Ahhhhhhhh .. to live the life of a southern belle - spending afternoons with a glass of lemonade on a giant wraparound porch.
Posted by: elizabeth | 14 November 2008 at 11:14 PM
What wonderful looking buildings...I especially like the one of the house whose shutters weren't "exactly straight" :P
It's also interesting that half way around the world, I see a Capitol Theatre (which I have one here too although it's a cinema now).
Posted by: Howard | 14 November 2008 at 11:38 PM
the homes you have here and on flickr celebrate the joys of both old homes and black and white ~ you are doing a beautiful job with this whole project!
Posted by: ELK | 14 November 2008 at 11:40 PM
Posted by: shelli | 15 November 2008 at 07:06 AM
I love to play that game--IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY HOUSE IN TIS NEIGHBORHOOD, IT WOULD BE....
My husband grew up in Shaker Hts, Ohio (on the other side of the tracks) but the houses there are incredible. We always drive around and dream!
Posted by: kristen | 15 November 2008 at 09:45 AM
These are gorgeous homes. OMWord!
Can I move there? lol
Heading over to you flickr site to check out the rest.. make me more envious!
Posted by: Kate in OH | 15 November 2008 at 11:51 AM
Such great buildings and homes! My little town has exactly two homes that are of any interest at all. The rest are small uninteresting cottage homes or ranch-style houses. The town just isn't that old, comparatively speaking.
Posted by: Toni | 15 November 2008 at 06:56 PM
I love the black and white tour. So stark and beautiful. The architectural details pop. Love it!
Posted by: julia | 16 November 2008 at 12:06 AM
You find the most interesting houses. They have so much character. They're even more interesting to look at in black and white--makes them look timeless.
Posted by: Julia @ Hooked on Houses | 16 November 2008 at 05:14 PM
I love these older homes so much! What beautiful architecture! :)
Posted by: Ms.Tee | 16 November 2008 at 10:53 PM
Awesome! A flickr set. I'm on my way. Hooray! Greeneville! Beautiful work, as always, Maya.
Posted by: Heather | 16 November 2008 at 11:07 PM
And by the way, you always take these pictures of places just days after I've been there. The Gray Fossil Site post was like the NEXT DAY after I'd been. I live in Gray, and had never been before, and then you post pictures of it. I'm spoooooooked!
Posted by: Heather | 16 November 2008 at 11:08 PM
They just keep getting better and better. THESE are my favorites so far.
Posted by: Amy | 18 November 2008 at 08:05 AM
From flickr to shutter sisters to a tiny side link on there I found your blog! I LOVE this place! I mean, your blog. I can tell it will become a regular stop for my inspiration, between the words and the imagery. Beautiful!
Posted by: Toni | 25 November 2008 at 03:00 AM
I love when you share photos of the places you visit. You always notice the most interesting little details and bring out their beauty in your pictures.
Posted by: Elizabeth | 01 December 2008 at 11:59 PM