Louisville

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.

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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.

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Another view of the same scene from river level.

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The beautiful scenery along the river walk. I was nearly flattened by a clown riding a motorcycle along here.

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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.

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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 it there for any of them, but if I go back next year, that’s my goal.

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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.

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Walking through downtown, I happened upon a building that has a row of red penguins on the roof.

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And some random historic plaques.

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They don’t tear down old storefronts in Louisville. They just prop them up and put other things behind them — like parking lots.

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On a building just east of downtown.

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On the front wall of a pizza parlor. Yep, a pizza parlor.

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In the window of an army surplus store.

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And finally, inside an antique store.

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