Bright & Early: Our Own Prison Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Few things are spookier (or photogenic!) than an old abandoned state penitentiary, and as of this afternoon, we’ll have another one in our midst. The Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in East Tennessee, which has been housing some pretty nasty criminals (including MLK Jr.’s assassin James Early Ray) for 113 years, but will be officially closing its doors today. The best part about this is that they want to turn it into a bed & breakfast. Or maybe an historical site like Alcatraz. Or maybe a military training site. So many possibilities!

A year ago on Nashvillest: We started getting excited about the Dragon Boat Race on the Cumberland, gave you a few reasons why you should immediately paint yourselves blue, cooled off with a rundown of the Metro spraygrounds, and checked out Metro’s strategic sidewalk plan.

Photo by Girl Healthy.