Just came across some photos from earlier this spring that I never shared. In April, one of Mr. Handsome’s closest friends came to Nashville for a visit, and he requested a trip to the famous Belle Meade farm, established in 1807. I absolutely love visiting historical sites and had wanted to tour Belle Meade since before we moved to Nashville.
We walked through the main house and then stopped by all the outbuildings, including a circa 1870 dollhouse, where several generations of Harding-Jackson children played. How I would have loved a life-sized dollhouse as a child!
The folks who build Belle Meade did so through thoroughbred horse breeding. In fact, most of the winners of the Kentucky Derby can trace their lineage back to Belle Meade.
As part of the tour, we saw more than a dozen old carriages used by the folks who lived in the mansion.
On our way home, we made a quick trip to Greece to view the Parthenon…
…Or maybe it was just the full-scale replica at Centennial Park.