There is curious little town near Bloomington I haven’t written about that fits into my series of occasional posts about towns with a past (Hollbrook, Jerome, Leadville).

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This is Nashville, Indiana. Getting there early in the morning is smart, because then you get free parking and avoid the crowds.

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The attraction? Nashville used to be an artist colony. Locals doing their thing and having a good time. Their good sense of taste brought others with taste, and the town flourished.

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It still does, but with the money people arrived with more sense for money than taste.

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Occasionally there is still a trace of the former times left, like below in the inconspicuously elegant choice of a color pallette.

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