I am taking a brief pause between a trip home and a trip to central New York to see my friends get married, so I don’t have a ton of time to write. In fact, after I finish this, I’m about to head upstairs to empty out my suitcase of the dirty clothes and fill it with clean ones before I go to bed, because we catch our flight right after work tomorrow. The glamorous life of a jet-setter. A jet-setter who’s terrified of flying.
Here are some of my favorite photos I took while I was home, and of some of the more iconic sites in Louisville (which, incidentally, I pronounce kind of like “Luhlvuhl.” My husband says “Louie-ville.” He is very wrong.).
The garbage cans and newspaper stands downtown have this ironwork on them – I find it really beautiful! In the background of this shot, you can see the 21c Museum Hotel, which is evidently a fancy boutique hotel where famous people stay when they come to town. To the right of the tree you can see a chandelier sculpture with a bullhorn attached. The bullhorn breathes heavily at you when someone inside pushes a bell. Very odd and more than a little unsettling. You can read the artist statement about it here.
The symbol of Louisville is a fleur de lis, and you can often find them worked into the architecture of older buildings. These two fleur de lis were spotted on houses on St James Court and Belgravia Court in the Old Louisville neighborhood.