Many well known celebrities have called Nashvlle home, including Jimi Hendriks, Reese Witherspoon, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (Click Image For A Fun Video Featuring Faith Hill, Tim McGraw And Jimmy Kimmel). However one of Nashville’s most fascinating residents is truly larger than life. The Greek Goddess Athena.
Nashville is probably best known around the country as the Music City. But Nashville’s other nickname is “The Athens of the South”. Built in 1987 as part of the 1897 State Centennial, the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original marvel of classical architecture in Athens, Greece.
Look around you. Everywhere you look you will see buildings influenced by the Parthenon. Whether it’s your local courthouse or the Supreme Court Building you will see shadows cast by the design of the Parthenon. The most striking is probably the Lincoln Memorial.
Central to the Lincoln Memorial and the Parthenon are their imposing sculptures.
The statue of Athena at the Nashville Parthenon was modeled on the ori ginal. It is 42 feet tall and covered with over 8 lbs of gold. It weighs in at 12 tons and is the largest indoor sculpture in the western world. While it may be slightly larger than what a pair of All My Sons moving professionals are trained to handle, the care and caution are second nature to us.
Moving large and valuable items can be difficult, but the right skills, the right knowledge and the right equipment can make it a simple matter. Your precious heavy item might not be as tough to move as a massive statue like Nashville’s Athena, but it still takes heroic measures and great care. What does it take? The right knowledge. You want a trained mover. Do you want someone who offers you a flat rate after 5 questions to move your one of a kind piece of art ? Or a professional who asks the right questions and comes out to look it over if the answers don’t tell him enough. The right skills. You want a mover who uses trained professionals, not day laborers or college kids. Do you want your piano to be the first one these guys have moved ?
The right equipment. Does your piano need a special dolly ? Does your precious vase need to be crated ? Do you need a hoist or a lift?
Finally do you have the spirit of the Greek Heroes to do everything needed to get the job done. Here at AMS we do.
Video above courtesy of the Jimmy Kimmel Show
Images courtesy of Jim Nix, Randy Watson and Marit & Toomas_Hinnosaar