Nashville's Pikes: A Collection Of Photo Essays
Nashville's many pikes have a long history of connecting Middle Tennessee. Some were likely Native American trails before European settlers arrived. In the 1800s, decades before interstate highways, they were privately-owned toll roads.
Like spokes of a wheel, the major pikes stretch out from downtown and run through Nashville's busiest neighborhoods. We wanted to capture snapshots of them today — not so much in a journalistic sense. Rather, we wanted to document the feel of these roads.
In this series of photo essays, Joe Nolan captures the details that are easy to miss: hand-painted signs and murals, interesting mixtures of color and texture that point — if indirectly — to the culture that brings them to life.
Add Your Own Photos
Take your own photos along Nashville's pikes, and share them on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #pikesproject. You can also follow @pikesproject on Instagram and @MightyJoeNolan on Twitter to see more of Joe's photos from the pikes.