We've been working really hard on our shop recently and are delighted to share some of our new photographic prints. Taken during our recent roadtrip through America, here are a few of our favorite images and the stories behind them...
You may very well recognize this property from the song:
Well, since my baby left me, I found a new place to dwell,
it's down at the end of Lonely Street at
Elvis of course!
Many people don't know that there really is a Lonely Street in Memphis. And we are proud to tell you that there is also a real Heartbreak Hotel at the end of it too! In fact, it is just off Elvis Presley Blvd along from Graceland if you were planning to googlemap it. And it is amazing!
Need we say more?
The Lorraine Motel is not just famous for it's beautiful 50's sign. This happens to be the hotel that Martin Luther King spent his last night in. Based in Memphis, Lorraine's has now been transformed into the Civil Rights Museum and is definitely worth the visit if you ever get the chance. Historical and pretty; what's not to love?
The Arcade restaurant in Memphis doesn't just have this beautiful vintage neon sign. Opening in 1919, this is Memphis's oldest diner and if that's not cool enough, it has also starred in many famous films! Yup, you may recognize it from Johnny Cash flick Walk The Line, 21 Grams, Elizabethtown, The Client, The Firm or even Great Balls Of Fire to name but a few. We're certain Johnny Cash and Elvis would have snuck in here for a grilled cheese and a milkshake too as they are so darn good!!
Printers Alley was initially home to Nashville's bustling and thriving publishing industry in the early 20th century. However, when prohibition hit America in the 1940's, this street wildly transformed into one of the most hoppin' speakeasy streets around. This print reminds us that you never know what goes on behind closed doors...
The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville has had more famous people in it than we've had hot dinners! Originally a church, this is now one of the most famous live music venues in the whole world. It is where country music radio show The Grand Ole Opry started out, is where Johnny Cash first met June Carter and is still bringing in huge acts to this day. With its stunning interior and incredible throw-back theater lobby, it is not hard to see why this is where the magic happens either!
Tennessee is awesome, right?
We can't wait till our next trip :)
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Happy Friday everyone!