Photos by Eleanor Scott

  • Under the Canopy: A weekday afternoon on Market Square.
  • On May 28, 2013, Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department erected a new sign at the entrance of the Fort Dickerson Quarry Park Greenway. The language of the new sign is designed to discourage swimming 'without being prohibitive.'
  • Jewels of the neighborhood: A small house with whimsical style.
  • A restored historic home.
  • Baby King, held by his friend James, on the front stoop of their apartment building.
  • KEEPER OF THE BEES: Tess Arnold, owner-operator of Arnold Bee Services, runs a small operation managing 600 honeybee colonies in his West Knoxville bee yards.
  • Pieces of Flare: Urban forester Kasey Krouse points out a pecan tree with a “perfect example of great root flare” in Lakeshore Park.
  • A Real Clustertrunk: Urban forester Kasey Krouse gestures toward this willow oak’s harmful adventitious roots, caused by piling mulch too close to the trunk.
  • This Really Old House: When is it time to kick a house to the curb?
  • A mysterious sign at the Third Creek 'pump house.'
  • Charles “Shroomer” Bledsoe's handiwork, a forgotten patio.
  • Ingersoll-Rand machinery in the Third Creek 'pump house.'
  • The “steam engine pump house” on the bank of East Third Creek.
  • A Norfolk-Southern freight train passes under the Gay Street Viaduct.
  • Graning Paint's iconic rainbow on their building, soon to be demolished during construction on the Broadway Viaduct.
  • Pumps of Tennessee, formerly at the corner of Broadway and Depot Avenue, was one of the businesses displaced by the Broadway Viaduct construction.
  • The Broadway Viaduct, as viewed from the Gay Street Viaduct.
  • Ponte Vecchio: A pedestrian passes the street-level building with multiple entrances on the Broadway Viaduct, a rare example of buildings-on-a-bridge. Some think of it as Knoxville’s version of the famous “Old Bridge” shops in Florence, Italy.
  • A mown path along the perimeter of the Butterfly Conservation meadow allows visitors to explore.
  • An Easter Tiger Swallowtail flutters over to the ECO Garden, across the drive from the Butterfly Conservation Meadow.
  • Wild at Heart: Brian Campbell, director of horticulture at the Knoxville Botanical Garden, calls the Butterfly Conservation Meadow rewilding project a “labor of love.”
  • Devendra (right) and Uma Patel, clerks at Fuel Plus on Magnolia Avenue, have built a 'guerrilla garden' behind the gas station.
  • Bhindi: Indian okra grows in the Patels' terraced guerrilla garden behind a gas station on Magnolia Avenue. (Photo taken summer of 2011.)
  • A new road speeds motorists through the neighborhood, but sidewalks are nonexistent.
  • The chain-link fence is ubiquitous in Po’ridge. Through this one residents can glimpse the pricier neighborhood of Fourth and Gill.
  •  A small, perfectly symmetrical rental house with arched entry-ways.
  • A brick American Foursquare, similar to those in Fourth and Gill.
  • PBR and Roses: Josh Wright enjoys a sunny morning in Po’ridge.
  • Dinosaur graffiti painted on a rusty industrial building.
  • The Washington Avenue electrical substation.

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