Scenes from the Road-Part Deux
Here are a few more examples of the cool places I go to, or pass by, while traveling as a publisher's representative (in no particular order).
Faubourg Marigny Books, New Orleans.
Itta Bena, Mississippi.
It said the road went all the way through on the map!
The Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee. It was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.
Somewhere on a back road in the South, I forget where.
Home of TurnRow Book Company.
Robert Johnson's resting place on Hwy 7, Mississippi.
Cotton field, south of Jackson, Tennessee, where Perseus has their offices and warehouses.
Near Denmark, South Carolina, on the way to Charleston. I really wanted to see what was at the end of that driveway but thought better of it in the end.
Two friends share a pasture in the Delta, Mississippi. (scroll to the right to see these big wide shots)
The Tennessee River, Knoxville, home to Union Ave. Books.
Highway 49E, near Tchula, on the way to Jackson, Mississippi.
Downtown Nashville on a rainy afternoon..
Huge Southern Black Vultures are everywhere on back country roads, at this point I don't think they are following me.
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the rep from their appointed store visit.
Off of "Old U.S. 51", on the way to New Orleans.
Most of these were taken while on the road from 2009 to 2011. If I have an extra hour while traveling between cities and bookstores, I love to explore the not so traveled highways. If you know of some especially interesting stops on the backroads of the South, please let me know by commenting below.