Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Opryland, TN "Beach," and Peter's Thai & Sushi

Yesterday we hit up Opryland, which gave me a great chance to try out Panorama 360, an app I have that stitches together interactive 360-degree panoramic images in just a few seconds of automated photo-taking. The images are uploaded to an online directory and can be embedded like the one below or simply shared in link form.
This panorama of The Falls was taken using my iPad 2, resulting in a less-than-optimal image quality. Next time, I'll use the iPhone 4S and its superior camera.
In short, Opryland was way more than I expected. Far larger and more impressive / beautiful than I had imagined. I had always heard of it, but never really knew what Opryland was. Best of all, it was free to go in and walk around! Check out some cool photos from the day, followed by some from our trip to a local Tennessee beach and dinner at Peter's Thai & Sushi. Note: the tiny dog in the beach photos belongs to the friends with whom we are staying, and though I normally wouldn't willingly call something so small a "dog," Sasha is growing on me...
Photos from the rather rocky (but still very nice and breezy) TN beach, the sun at which burned me rather terribly. Coincidentally, does anyone know why your skin produces so much heat when you get a sunburn? Does this have anything to do with uncoupling protein in mitochondria using extra ATP in the production of extra heat? In other words, could it be that a sunburn might in any way be beneficial when on a diet? :)
And now, photos from Peter's Thai & Sushi - a place I would highly recommend if you're in the area. We splurged - two main dishes and five sushi plates for four people... It was awesome.
"The Green Dragon"
"The Volcano"
"The Dragon"
"Husband and Wife"
"Spicy Crunchy Shrimp"


Andream said...

thanks for the wonderful update Justin :)

Susan said...

Beautiful place and super job on the Panorama!

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