If you’re out doing holiday shopping—and it seems like a lot of people still go out in spite of the growing number of people who do most of their gift-buying online, maybe so they can wander up and down the aisles of stores and malls gaping at the decorations or so they can laugh at some poor person trying to lug a big box to their car—you have to park somewhere. I don’t mind parking lots. I like to park a long distance from the store or wherever it is I’m going. I like the exercise and if I’m buying something big I know there’ll be some people laughing at me. Parking garages, on the other hand, make me nervous. The narrow spaces and tight turns always leave me worried I’m going to hit somebody else’s car, or damage my own. Plus they’re such dismal, utilitarian buildings. Most of them are, anyway. These pictures are from a parking garage just off Nashville’s Elliston Place—not a great place for shopping, although it is near some restaurants and if you’re up for a bit of a hike Centennial Park is a few blocks away. And you’ll probably hit somebody’s car because you’re distracted by all the cool decorations.