When you grow up in Tennessee, there are a couple of images that brand themselves in your mind. The views from your favorite vacation spot, the road you drove to school and on your first date, the city lights that blinded childish eyes. We’ve found a couple of spots that are sure to strike a chord – no matter what.
12) This Chattanooga view
Who hasn't been here/wanted to be here/seen this on the great wide web? It's classic Tennessee - gorgeous and relevant.
11) This celebration in Music City
Since our beloved capital city has been getting quite a lot of news lately, our celebrations have gone up a notch (or twelve). We'd know our Music City whether it was the country town of 20 years ago or the shiny, firework laden city of today.
10) That Cades Cove sky
God sure did give Tennessee the skies.
9) Tennessee wildlife on Radnor Lake
Radnor is a popular spot for Middle Tennesseans, so we know that lake shoreline well.
8) Every Tennessee backroad you've ever known
This could be your road, my road, Aunt Susie's road that you haven't been down in twelve years. We have a few gorgeous backroads, for sure.
7) Hey there, Broadway
Nashville's Broadway is fondly known as "NashVegas" and is a popular spot for bachelorette party destinations - don't believe us? Just walk it on a Saturday night. You'll get it.
6) Thank you, Memphis
For your stunning bridges and beautiful views and all the great bbq we can eat.
5) Nashville interstates - do you recognize them without the traffic?
We're working on gridlock every Monday morning, but that skyline and those highways, man. We know our cities.
4) The sunset view of Gatlinburg
Yes. This is everything.
3) The once-upon-a-time Memphis streetcar system
The south is nothing if not wildly protective of its history, and Memphis preserves it with aplomb - unfortunately, the streetcar system has now been shut down. We can still remember!
2) Knoxville at Night
The colors and the skyline slay us every time. How could you forget this?
1) A Great Smoky Mountain autumn
We would know our Smokies anywhere.
Are you a true Tennessean? Leave your favorite photographs of YOUR home state below!