And no, this one isn’t one of my meet-ups with an owner-operator or driver at the downtown Nashville TravelCenters of America location, a common enough occasion — rather, it’s from a working fine-art photographer tasked by Nashville Arts magazine to take part in the publication’s “Nashvile 6 a.m.” series. The series sends out an artist or, in some cases, a writer to document a portion of the city of their choice at 6 a.m. on any given day, capturing the perhaps less-seen portions of life there.
Stacey Irvin, for her part, chose the Nashville TA. You can check out the her photo essay at this link, capturing images not only of the good folks working the stop but also its customers on layover or grabbing a hot meal there.
The TA location has been through quite a lot in the last several years. Longtime readers will remember my coverage of its flooding in 2010 — and subsequent rebuilding the following year. Page through the gallery below for images from that time period of transition.