Did you know Memphis, Tennessee has a pyramid (the 6th largest in the world) and that it’s being converted into a Bass pro Shop? I didn’t either! It was originally built as a sports arena to hold over 20,000 people. It’s quite impressive…
While walking on the Riverfront in Memphis, my friend Cindy and I decided to detour from the paved route to get a closer look. I think the cement wall contrasted nicely with the silver metallic of the Pyramid.
We passed under these bridges and the funny thing is I didn’t know Arkansas was right across the Mississippi River from Memphis.
The City view from the riverfront…
We walked down to the river on the historic cobblestones. The area is being restored with a project budget of over $6,000,000.
This is Beale Street Landing along the river…
When the project is finished, you’ll be able to walk up this metal spiral structure from the shoreline…
Here’s a photo depicting the finished project…
Outside, the lighting was interesting as this man walked by…
There is a monorail that will take you over to Mud Island…
The Memphis Queen II is docked here on the river…
These birds were relaxing…
The shoreline was quite picturesque…
Walking back we went up some steps and crossed over this bridge…
Memphis definitely has some surprises!
- Bass Pro Improves Signs for Pyramid (wreg.com)
- Art in Unexpected Places (travelspirit333.com)
- Tasty Memphis-style Rib Rub (barbecue.answers.com)
- Walkin’ in Memphis (travelspirit333.com)
- Last Minute Trip to Memphis (travelspirit333.com)
- There’s more to Memphis than Elvis (travelspirit333.com)
- Camera Color Fun (travelspirit333.com)
- Playin’ the Blues in Memphis (travelspirit333.com)
- Designers say Beale Street Landing will have something for everyone (wreg.com)
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I like the pictures – most of them are somewhat flat, but still have a perspective.
Thanks…I guess that’s a compliment. 😉
Gracias, muy bella esta ciudad.
Thank you also!!
Great shots! Still making me want to go to Memphis. 😉
I am really curious about the silver pyramid becoming a Bass Pro Shop. Here they are always designed to look like they are a log fishing lodge. Usually quite rustic looking outside. It will be interesting to see how they incorporate all that shine steel.
Yes…I’m interested too. Thanks Michelle!
I love the little birds just sitting there taking it all in.
I usually notice nature in the midst of any setting. Thanks.
Really nice photos. This is new for me, Memphis has a pyramid, that so cool!!
Thanks. Me too!
Well, I showed my husband your photos and he is deliriously happy that a Bass Pro is coming there. So it looks like it might mean a trip for us one day.
Beautiful photos as always, Sherry. Not sure a Bass Pro Shop is the best use for the building. 😉
Thanks John. Should be interesting!
Aw, that cobblestone warning sign is hilarious… I live in a town where cobblestones are the ONLY walkable surface, lol.
Also, it should be ‘an’ historic landmark, not ‘a’ historic landmark … oh my oh my oh my…!
I may have to borrow that picture off you one day 🙂
I read the reason they have the sign up is they’ve been sued a number of times by people hurting themselves. As far as the grammar…you’re (not your) right!
Love your urban … photo galleries … monorail photo my favorite – you have an eye for beauty in boldness too.
And I love the dress … what a pretty pattern and lovely colors.
I didn’t know that about Arkansas being right across the river. Lots of interesting parks, walks and “structures.” Looks like the weather was great too.
Yes…the weather was pretty good…not too hot.
That’s quite some structure, Sherry. 🙂 We have sports stadiums here which are now just ‘White Elephants’. It’s great that they’ve found a use for this one.
It is huge!