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The two RV Gypsies
went to Louisville, Kentucky
and explored the city
June 4, 2013

USA map showing location of Kentuckymap of Kentucky showing location of Louisville

Louisville is a major city and the largest city in the U.S. state of Kentucky and the county seat of Jefferson County. Louisville is southeasterly situated along the border between Kentucky and Indiana. A resident of Louisville is referred to as a Louisvillian. Although situated in a Southern state, Louisville is influenced by both Southern and Midwestern culture. It is sometimes referred to as either one of the northernmost Southern cities or as one of the southernmost Northern cities in the United States.

The settlement that became the city of Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and is named after King Louis XVI of France, making Louisville one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains.

An important internal shipping port in the 19th century, Louisville today is best known as the location of the Kentucky Derby, the first of three annual thoroughbred horse races making up the Triple Crown.

The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, a museum located in Louisville Kentucky's "Museum Row" in the West Main District of downtown, showcases the history of the Louisville Slugger brand of baseball bats made by Hollerith & Bradsby, and of baseball in general. Inside the museum, the production of the bats is presented along with historical examples of bats (such as an 1880s Pete Browning bat they recently discovered or the bat that Babe Ruth used to hit his last home run as a Yankee). The building also serves as their corporate headquarters and a production facility.

Above quote from From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
one of many baseball bats and plaques in Louisville
Louisville Sluggers outside the  factory
sign: Louisville Slugger Museum

Outside of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is a SIX-STORY TALL BAT that appears to be leaning against the museum building but is completely free standing. The bat weighs 68,000 pounds. (It is billed as the world's largest bat, although it is hollow and made of steel.) Below: Karen is standing by the big bat.

sign: The Big Bat
Karen Duiquette and the Big Bat

A small but nice looking park and water fountain on Main Street.

A building across the street from the big bat

a park in Louisville
A building across the street from the big bat

Below: Statue of David - A 30-foot tall replica of the statue of David was erected in front of the 21 C Museum Hotel on Main Street. Sculpted by Turkish artist Serkan Ozkaya, who currently resides in New York City,? David (Inspired by Michelangelo) is homage to the original Renaissance masterpiece and its cultural legacy. The nearly 3,500-pound effigy was acquired in 2010 by Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown of 21c. In 2011, it was transferred overseas from Istanbul, Turkey, to New York City, where it then traveled on its side via truck to its permanent location in Louisville at the corner of Main and Seventh Street.

Above is quoted from http://www.voice-tribune.com/news/cover-story/guilded-glory/
statue of David
statue of David and the 21 C Museum

statue of David

statue of David

Horse Head statue on Main Street in Louisville, KY

Horse Head stateue on Main Street in Louisville, KY

Historical marker from the corner of Second and Main in downtown Louisville describing the slave trade.

Plus a Historical marker about the truth in advertising.

slave Trading historical marker advertising historical marker

21 C Hotel and Museum - Red Penguins outside and inside - The hotel / museum collects and features 21st century art.

21 c Hotel and museum and red penquins Lee Duquette and a red pnequin

Below: The two RV Gypsies were passing the elevators when Karen Duquette noticed herself reflected in the wall. There were also colored shapes floating downwards. Karen then called Lee over and took a picture of their reflections on the wall.

The two RV Gypsies relectiona at the 21 C museum

Below: A piece of art hanging from the lobby ceiling in the hotel

art hanging from the lobby ceiling in the hotel

Below: The hallway outside the restrooms had a wall with a waterfall in it. Lee Duquette said that once inside the men's room, he was behind the waterfall and could still see the waterfall, but of course nobody can see through the waterfall from either side. In the ladies room of the hotel, the mirror above the sink had little squares with moving eyeballs in them, so Karen took some photos of the moving eyeballs on the mirror.

moving eyeyballs and Karen Duquette
moving eyeballs

Below: The 21C Limo outside of the 21 C hotel and Museum

a Limo and Karen Duquette
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Fourth Street Live! is a 350,000-square-foot entertainment and retail complex located on Fourth Street, between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Boulevard in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, KY. Fourth Street Live! is a short walk from downtown hotels, waterfront park, Main Street, Slugger Field, and many other downtown attractions.

Karen Duquette at the  Fourth Street Live sign
Fourth Street Live! and the Hard Rock guitat
Fourth Street Live!
Hard Rock guitar
Hard Rock guitar

Below: A horse and carriage - Cinderella style

a horse and carriage - Cinderella style
cinderella carriage

Gallopalooza. A celebration of artistry and community. Louisville's civic pride project featuring brightly painted, life-size horses each named after a famous jockey. The two RV Gypsies only found one, although they were told that there were many more around Louisville.

horse and jockey statue
horse and jockey statue
Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures in Kentucky
May 30 - June 5, 2013
You may visit these seven (7) sites in any order you choose.
There is also a link to Michigan below

Renfro Valley KOA and The Tunnel

Anglin Falls in Berea, KY

Berea Old Town Artist Village

Cumberland Gap Nat'l Park

Louisville South KOA / Hiking

The Chained Rock

Louisville, Kentucky and a Segway tour - this is page 2 of 2 - you can return to page 1 if you wish

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