I spent three days at a conference in Louisville. I was busy most of the time, but I had an hour here and an hour there and I used those hours to wander about and see stuff.
My hotel. My room window is somewhere up there on the 12th floor.
Here was my view looking over the Ohio River. The Falls of the Ohio were right about where the bridge is. If you enlarge the panorama, you might see a pale area on the right beyond the bridge — that’s what’s left of them.
Another view of the same scene from river level.
The beautiful scenery along the river walk. I was nearly flattened by a clown riding a motorcycle along here.
Along the river to the east. Somewhere along here there’s supposed to be a plaque celebrating the writing of “Happy Birthday” in Louisville. In two visits to the city, I’ve gone in search of it and haven’t found it yet. So enjoy some bridges.
I walked inland at lunch one day and passed the Kentucky Derby Clock. There’s a race every day at noon and six p.m. I didn’t make there for any of them, but if I go back next year, that’s my goal.
The Brown Hotel is across from the clock. I went there for lunch to try the famous “Kentucky Hot Brown” — toast stacked with turkey, bacon, tomatoes and cheese sauce. It was very good.
Walking through downtown, I happened upon a building that has a row of red penguins on the roof.
And some random historic plaques.
They don’t tear down old storefronts in Louisville. They just prop them up and put other things behind them — like parking lots.
On a building just east of downtown.
On the front wall of a pizza parlor. Yep, a pizza parlor.
In the window of an army surplus store.
And finally, inside an antique store.