Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Some images from a recent visit to Kentucky.

continental travel

a continental chair - presumably so the maintenance chap can reach.

Pleasant Hill, is a the largest Shaker village in the US, big fans of their craftsmanship and the resulting aesthetic, we visited (and stayed the night) a little sceptical that this original but renovated village might be somewhat 'Disneyfied', the traditional dress of the guides was a little much but the buildings and objects are beautiful.

In sharp contrast was the Louisville craft shop

a picture from a little local shopping trip

a Downtown Louisville fire escape

We were staying as guests at the Bernhiem Arboretum and research forest, just over the road was the Jim Beam Factory, with a number of these lovely sheds.