Saturday, May 3, 2014

Beale Street

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You might say that Beale Street in Memphis is a tiny, slightly run down version of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. It's lined with blues clubs and barbecue restaurants, plus a couple of bars that sell right out onto the sidewalk. The main part of it is about a block and a half long. It claims ties to the origin of the blues - it did move upstream from the Mississippi delta - and rock and roll, I guess because of Elvis. Rock had roots in many places, including St. Louis, in the person of Mr. Chuck Berry.

It's late Friday night as I write this. Back out on the streets of The Lou today.                              

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7 comments:

Norma Beishir said...

Bob, if you had stuck around a few more days, you might have encountered two princes at the King's house....

Luis Gomez said...

Great set of images Bob.

William Kendall said...

Excellent shots, Bob. I've seen a documentary that went through this part of Memphis. Quite an eclectic part of the city.

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow, I like everything I see here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Have just thoroughly enjoyed looking around Graceland with you Bob, what a trip! You did make me smile when you described Elvis' media and games areas as 'visually unbearable' :) and yes I agree with you, entertainers who make unseemly amounts of money for relatively little effort should help circumstances in their hometown.

Jack said...

Several beers found new homes in the making of this post, I suspect. And what is going on with the supports for what looks like a façade?

José Mendonça said...

What a terrific post, Bob! Love how you've shown all those ads and signs. Great compositions!