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In photographing houses, I've discovered that crazy Crape Myrtles can be just as bad as pesky power lines. I think I prefer the #pencildrawing.
@pencilportraitsbylisa

Dance into this weekend like #Elvis surely would have. While the last post remembered the events surrounding the death of #ElvisPresley, let's go into the weekend honoring the life and joy he brought to Memphis and the world. Here's a photo from the 1957 film "Jailhouse Rock" where Elvis performs the song of the same name. It sat atop the Hot 100 charts for 7 weeks and earned double-platinum certification. As one of the earliest Rock 'n' Roll hits, it had no chart of its own. In addition to topping the Pop charts, it's also topped the Country and R&B charts. #memphistory #ElvisLives

"Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine." Carrara 88, 1998 - Manuel Neri
#ig_memphis #afterlight

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There are different kinds of security cameras. There's the ones that are actively monitored by someone looking for trouble. There's the kind that just record and can be reviewed for evidence if something notable happens. And there's the ones that don't really do anything except look ominous and act as a deterrent — like ADT signs in a yard. Know your cameras!
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In honor of Elvis Week, we've got whole lot of shakin' going on at Sugar Plum!

If you hate your job this much just quit. So disappointed in how my package from @sony (speakers!) was delivered by @fedex today. @wmcactionnews5 what do you think?

We want to thank our incredible customers for being so patient while we recovered from the power outage. We also want to send out a HUGE special thanks to these two individuals (Sharon Hooks and Ron Binns) and the entire kitchen team! These are our behind the scenes magicians! In the past 48 hours they cooked over 100 recipes, produced over 2,000 meals, and pulled some insane hours to ensure our shelves would be stocked again. Oh, and they are more than just co-workers… Ron popped the question recently and Sharon said yes! Couldn’t be happier for these two and we are so lucky to have them on our team!

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Memphis women's soccer had their season opener last night against Samford. Tigers won 3-0, senior @lizziewoerner4 took control of the game by scoring 2 of the 3 goals. Way to go Tigers!
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#uofm #tigers #womenssoccer #mikerose #memphis #tennessee #sportsphotography #soccer #ig_daily #ig_memphis #midsouth_igers #ilovememphis #findmemphis #gtg #nikon #matthewsmithphotos

I like songs about drifters, books about the same. They both seem to make me feel a little less insane •• #graffiti #graffitimemphis #memphis #art #localartist #grizzlies #ig_memphis #downtownmemphis #choose901 #ilovememphis #urbanromantix #exploretocreate

In photographing houses, I've discovered that crazy Crape Myrtles can be just as bad as pesky power lines. I think I prefer the #pencildrawing.
@pencilportraitsbylisa

Dance into this weekend like #Elvis surely would have. While the last post remembered the events surrounding the death of #ElvisPresley, let's go into the weekend honoring the life and joy he brought to Memphis and the world. Here's a photo from the 1957 film "Jailhouse Rock" where Elvis performs the song of the same name. It sat atop the Hot 100 charts for 7 weeks and earned double-platinum certification. As one of the earliest Rock 'n' Roll hits, it had no chart of its own. In addition to topping the Pop charts, it's also topped the Country and R&B charts. #memphistory #ElvisLives

It's been a week. Let's lounge, shall we?

Once again, #architecture and #math mesh. To see more shots of our great city, check out @directive14!
@crosstownconcourse @thisplaceinhistory

Watch Yourself
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There are different kinds of security cameras. There's the ones that are actively monitored by someone looking for trouble. There's the kind that just record and can be reviewed for evidence if something notable happens. And there's the ones that don't really do anything except look ominous and act as a deterrent — like ADT signs in a yard. Know your cameras!
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#findmemphis #igersmemphis #ilovememphis #choose901 #memphismade #ig_memphis #livelocallyTN #instagramtennessee #igers_memphis #onlytennisee #igersoftennessee #tennessee_life #WeOwnTheNight_TN #Memphis #MemphisTN #security #camera #sterickbuilding #bokehgrams #bokehkillers #bokehlicious #eyes #securitycamera #memphislurkers #eyesinthesky #bigbrother #sony #sonyalpha #sonyimages #teamsony

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the untimely death of #ElvisPresley. The King of Rock 'n' Roll was pronounced dead of heart failure at 42 on August 16, 1977 at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis. After a funeral procession attended by thousands, Elvis was buried in the family crypt at Forest Hill cemetery. On October 2, 1977 his body, along with that of his mother Gladys, were exhumed and reburied on the grounds of Graceland. Since then, "Death Week", as it has been dubbed by local Memphians, has been filled with tribute concerts and candlelight vigils to the late musician. Every year, #Elvis faithful flock to Graceland from around the world to place flowers on his grave and honor his memory. #Memphistory joins them today. #ElvisLives

It's well past time for Memphis to remove this bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, and another of Jefferson Davis, from prominent spots in two downtown city parks. While officials sort out the legal complexities of doing that, police are guarding both locations. Memphis officials are worried about taking action that could violate the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2016, which requires local entities that want to remove or relocate a monument on publicly owned land to first obtain the approval of the Tennessee Historical Commission. In this case, though, bold action could be the best approach: The city should just remove the statues anyway. If someone then chooses to sue the city, bring it on. Some argue that Forrest was a brilliant military commander, but he also was a former slave trader who played a role in the founding of the Ku Klux Klan – and as a Confederate general in 1864, he led the gruesome massacre of surrendered Union troops (black and white) at Fort Pillow, Tennessee. The bodies of Forrest and his wife were exhumed from their graves in Elmwood Cemetery in 1904 and reinterred under the statue in Forrest Park, about two miles away. The family’s plot remains at Elmwood, a 165-year-old cemetery that contains the graves of many Memphis luminaries, including other Confederate veterans. Historical context would be honored if the Forrests’ remains could be returned to their family plot there – along with the statue, if possible. As for the statue of Davis, who lived in Memphis for some years after the Civil War: Simply store it until a new location can be found that gives it the proper context as well, such as a museum or Civil War battlefield. No one is saying that we should destroy these historical monuments. But the fact is, the Civil War was all about slavery. And ask yourself this: If your great-grandfather had been bought and sold like a piece of property, how would you feel about walking past these monuments every day? Be bold, Memphis. Take 'em down. And Trump needs to go, too.

Clanlo Hall was built in 1853 at 1616 Central Avenue, becoming one of the first houses in what is now Central Gardens. It's owner, William Roland Harris, was a Tennessee Supreme Court Justice and brother to the Tennessee Governor Isham Harris. He fled in exile to Mexico after the Civil War. After returning, he was elected the the U.S. Senate in 1877. The house still stands to this day.
#memphistory

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