Monday, September 25, 2006

Chattanooga At Night

As I was driving toward downtown last night, I realized that we were about to be treated to a wonderful sunset. I took a little detour from my route, hooking up to the bridge spanning the Ridge Cut along Crest to get a good vantage point for watching the colors. It was a breathtaking sight. Over on the left of this photo is Missionary Ridge in the foreground and Lookout Mountain in the backgroud. The city lights are downtown Chattanooga and the little smattering of red tail lights in the foreground is vehicles driving along I-75 as it curves in toward town.

10 comments:

Tim said...

Ah yes, I'm so fond of that view that I used to have every day, leaving from work. I used to live in Dayton (& a little in Sale Creek) and I worked in Brainerd (Shallowford Rd & E Brainerd Heritage Park area). Of course, I'd get a nice view coming into work every morning, too, down 27, or Dayton Pike. Thanks for the memories, Alice.

Keera Ann Fox said...

Gorgeous!

fletch said...

thanks for making me homesick.

alice said...

Homesick? Still on assignment? (I can't track your movements now that you're blogless!)

alice said...

Tim, I had no idea you lived so close by when you were a Tennessean! Glad to oblige!

Tim said...

Well, I only lived there from '92 - '96 while I was attending college, but I know the area like the back of my hand, because I was always the explorer. So far - besides here of course - it was my favorite place to live. When my wife and I come this April, we'll certainly be in that area. Maybe we'll give you a shout. Tell me, is The Soup Kitchen still down on E 7th? Maybe you haven't been there . . . god, that is the best soup in the WORLD.

alice said...

Definitely give me a shout! I think the Soup Kitchen is gone... my favorite place for a downtown lunch is the recently opened Caffeine, on MLK Blvd. They make the best sandwiches in town (with two slices of bread)!

Tim said...

Oh, ha ha . . . I felt that jab. "two slices of bread". :P - just for your info, we eat lots of things with two slices of bread . . . hamburgers, subs, um . . . um . . . hamburgers. Ok, so the sandwiches are traditionally one slice, but you become so accustomed to it you don't think of it. But I'll certainly be visiting Caffeine - which, I'm guessing the name is stemming from good coffee?

alice said...

That's what I hear, but since I gave up all forms of coffee many years ago, I don't have firsthand experience to report on...

AT said...

Wow...

I'm late to the party, but this is what I miss about Chattanooga.