I have lived for two years in this city and it has its charms, but you have to look well for them. It is not a city known for its beauty, but if you feel like it and have time there are amusing things. I'd start with this giant arch which is the gateway to the West. It is almost 192 meters high that you access via a lift, not recommended for the claustrophobic. At the bottom of the arch there is a strange history museum ... San Luis has other tourist sites that I would love to share with you in future publications
This area is worth it to stroll around and photograph Saint Louis with the Kiener Plaza, the Morton D. May Amphitheatre, and especially the City Garden with sound panels on the ground, lighting, water, and sculptures and references to classic tales. It's a luxurious site. It also has a TGI Fridays for a little snack before you start strolling or Hooters for a beer and good views.
They say that this studio was born on Rock 'n Roll, and it's no wonder that this is where Elvis recorded "That's All Right", and after, his fame did nothing but grow. But it wasn´t the only style that flourished within its walls, jazz, blues, country or R & B also was popular. Artists like BB King, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash left their mark in this studio. If you want to know the place where Sun Records made magic, come here.
Less than 400 meters long, Beale Street is very important to the music world. On this street, rock n 'roll began during the late 40's and early 50's. Today it is a National Heritage Site in the United States. You can walk up and down several times and visit during both day and night. In the morning, the atmosphere is 'lighter' with more families and people interested in "where it all began," as the slogan goes. In the evening, there are more adults looking to get to know the bars a little better! The whole street is full of shops, bars and taverns with a single theme: blues and rock'n'roll. Every place is fun and inviting and your ears will leave satisfied no matter where you go. If you really want to turn up your level of experience, be sure to enter BB King's Blues Club. The souvenir shops on Beale Street tend to be more expensive than the rest of the city, but you can also get more unique things here like autographs, relics, posters, shirts, ashtrays, etc. Whatever comes to mind, they probably have it. After you find S 2nd Street (a major crossroad), keep walking and you'll find a statue of Elvis Presley worth photographing. If you walk down the street in the other direction, you'll find a small "walk of stars" which is engraved with the names of the greatest blues and rock n 'roll artists of all time. You can also see the Daisy Theatre (the old and new) and Handy Park where you can even play with a real band. To park, I recommend the Central Parking lot which is a six-story building. It is the most reliable and safe. And every Wednesday at 6:00 PM it becomes the meeting point for motorcycles across the country and it is definitely a sight to see. Beale Street is a "must" on your next visit to Memphis.
It's been a long time since I wrote anything about the United States, a country I've visited a few times. But having found some photos I thought I'd lost, I felt inspired to write a little blurb about Annapolis. This is a city in Maryland, just over 30 kilometers from Washington DC. It has a population of about 39,000 and stands on the banks of the River Severn, near the river's estuary in Chesapeake Bay. Today it is home to the United States Naval Academy and, in true American style, this is often used to market the city to visitors.
Personally I'm more interested in the history than in sailors, so: it was founded in 1649 under the name of Providence, by Puritan exiles who came from Virginia, led by William Stone. It played an important role in the American Civil War, as the site of a prison camp, and also appeared in the film Forrest Gump. It's a pity that I could only find photos of the city center, because the coast and the harbor really are remarkable ... still, it's a reason to go back!
Crown Center is a covered mall, the perfect place to go in cold weather. With shops and restaurants of all types, you're sure to find something for you. Have a look at the website beforehand, and you can see all the stores listed. There are often activities, too. When I went they had a Legoland exhibition, as well as a great display of Christmas toys and small model cities in festive mode! There's always something new to find here!
If you're in Memphis, Tennessee it's probably because you love rock 'n roll. And if so, you need to hear the sounds of Gibson guitars. So take advantage of where you are, and go to the factory. The Gibson guitar factory is across from the corner that connects the iconic Beale Street with George W. Lee Avenue, and it's impossible to miss when you're walking around and see their famous logo flashing over your head. In the Gibson Factory you can do two things: take the tour or wish you had taken the tour. I've been on both sides at one time and I can tell you it's better to do it than not to do it and be thinking "what if I had gone?"
The $10 entry costs are fully justified if you are a music or guitar lover. The ride lasts about 45 minutes and there is one every hour from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you arrive and find the tickets are sold out that day (which is likely to happen), you can buy them in advance for the next day (morning tours are less crowded than those in late afternoon). The tour of the Gibson factory is actually a very personal experience. So personal that you'll be breathing the sawdust coming off of the guitars that are being made at that moment. You'll see the workers cutting, filing, polishing, installing, painting, etc. the guitars. More "up close and personal" doesn't exist.
A guide, usually one of these factory workers will go on to explain, in English, all the steps it takes to build a Gibson: choosing wood, the climatic conditions, how long it takes from being cut up to being sold to who are the potential customers, among many other things. There are about five stops or stations for you to see all of these steps. At the end, you can ask questions. This particular Gibson factory built only box guitars used mainly for jazz. The rock n 'roll and other models are made in the factory in Nashville. At the end of the tour, you'll go out to a hallway where you'll see several guitars that were manufactured at the facility and used by famous people such as BB King. You can see and purchase about 50 different models of guitars at the Gibson shop in addition to other accessories. Don't expect to pay less than $1800 for a newly manufactured Gibson. You can find cheaper souvenirs such as guitar picks, keychains, stickers, guitar strings, magnets, etc. But really, the most important souvenir is the memory you have when you walk out that door knowing how the factory smells, how it feels, and how a Gibson is made.
There are plenty of unmissable places to visit, but nothing is more unmissable than the Sun Records recording studio. Artists like Johnny Cash, Rob Orbison, BB King and Elvis Presley recorded for the first time here, making it an important place in the history of modern music. This isn't just any recording studio ... this is where rock'n'roll was born
From 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM you can take a fascinating tour of the studios. Children under 11 can enter for free, and adults pay only $12 which, judging by the faces of those who do the tour, is more than generous. But if for some reason you don't want to take the tour, you can just stroll through the cafe, drink a milkshake, eat a hamburger and, of course, put some music on the jukebox! You'll be astonished at the wealth of details: authentic posters from the era, photos, seats embroidered with the names of great artists ... just the cafe is amazing! As the bartender told me, "This is the coolest place in Memphis. Yes, it is!"
A couple of extra notes - first, this is where you can find the best and cheapest souvenirs in the city. And secondly, there's free parking just behind the building.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an art museum in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States. The Fine Arts building, registered in the U.S. National Landmark designed by James Gamble Rogers in the year 1913, was donated by Bessie Vance Brooks in memory of her husband, Samuel Hamilton Brooks. The cylindrical extension, opened in the year 1955, was designed by architect Everett Wood, who is from Memphis.
The natural history specimens have their roots in the 1930s from the original Ira Thompson Collection. There are also newer acquisitions. There are sea fossils, the land forms recovered from the sea life and everything in between. The History Collection offers tangible proof of our social development. It includes items such as construction tools and equipment, guns, writing instruments, furniture and hats.
The John Wornall House Museum is one of the best places in Kansas City, Missouri, USA to start your sightseeing tour. It is certainly an amazing place where you'll make great memories. You can go along with your friends or family.
The University of Memphis Art Museum opened as a space to showcase contemporary art. In 1994, the gallery was renamed the University Art Museum at the University of Memphis, hosting the Institute of Egyptian Art and Permanent Archaeology Collection, part of the Faculty of communication and Fine Arts, where they hold the annual student exhibition with a jury.
The Linda Hall Library of Science is an independent public library of science, engineering and technology and it's a place that's widely used by businesses, academic institutions and individuals worldwide. It can be found in an old house of the Hall in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Tours are offered of the library every day. It is a free public library.
If you pass by the town of Kansas City, or live in it, the excellent museum \ "Kansas City Museum " is a must. You'll be impressed by its structure and of course the large collection of works. You'll have a really good time. Meet with your friends there.
The National Civil Rights Museum, was constructed around the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr was killed. The museum's exhibits tell the story of the struggle for African American civil rights and the arrival of the first Africans in the British colonies in the year 1619. It is open for visits every day except Mondays.
The Black Archives of Mid-America can be found in Kansas City, Missouri, USA and their mission statement is to collect, preserve and make publicly available materials that document the social, economic, political and cultural life of people of African descent in the central United States. The museum provides research and special projects about black history.
A property that offers majestic views, covering the lakes and forests, with gardens and a renowned Japanese Garden of tranquility and Sensory Garden. A place to relax inviting visitors to walk through the gardens while discovering wildlife species from the region.