Nashville Parthenon in Shadow World Chronicles

Nashville Parthenon in Shadow World Chronicles

Nashville Parthenon in Shadow World Chronicles

Nashville Parthenon

The Nashville Parthenon is the scene of many of the conflicts in the Shadow World Chronicles. First appearing in Shadow World Revealed, this beautiful replica of the ancient Greek temple to the goddess of war provides an appropriate setting for the cataclysmic struggles which are to follow.

Parthenon (Nashville)

The Parthenon in Centennial Park, in Nashville, Tennessee, is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was designed by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith and built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.   Today the Parthenon, which functions as an art museum, stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, a large public park just west of downtown Nashville. Alan LeQuire’s 1990 re-creation of the Athena Parthenos statue in the naos (the east room of the main hall) is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. Since the building is complete and its decorations were polychromed (painted in colors) as close to the presumed original as possible, this replica of the original Parthenon in Athens serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. The plaster replicas of the Parthenon Marbles found in the Treasury Room (the west room of the main hall) are direct casts of the original sculptures which adorned the pediments of the Athenian Parthenon, dating back to 438 BC. The surviving originals are housed in the British Museum in London and at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.  

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Whenever we have family come to visit us, we usually take them to the Nashville Parthenon. Along with the replicas of the Parthenon Marbles, there are also miniature replicas that depict what the originals looked like when they were complete.

Unfortunately, in the Shadow World Chronicles, the Nashville Parthenon is the center of different battles and does not fare well in the conflict.

However, if you ever visit Nashville, Tennessee, be sure to visit the Nashville Parthenon and make sure to see the museum and all the beautiful items there.

Nashville Parthenon in Shadow World Chronicles

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Nashville Bridgestone Arena in Shadow World Revealed

Nashville Bridgestone Arena in Shadow World Revealed

Nashville Bridgestone Arena in Shadow World Revealed

"Nashville Arena" by the.urbanophile is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

This is the Nashville Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Most noteworthy, this is where Illomen does his magic show in Shadow World Revealed.

It used to be the Gaylord Entertainment Center and it is the home of the Nashville Predators hockey team.

The Nashville Bridgestone Arena hosts many types of events, from sports events to concerts to Cirque du Soleil shows. Certainly, we have seen many of those Cirque du Soleil shows.

Depending on the type of event, it can seat from 10,000 – 20,000. This gives you an idea of the size of venue for Illomen’s magic show. Can you picture the glass stage in the center of the arena and all of the seats being filled with spectators, anxious to see some magic? Furthermore, what do you think it would have been like if you had been there? Share your answer in the comments below.

 

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