Thursday, September 26, 2013


the concrete walkway up to the big four bridgemany people walking and some on bicycles going across the big four bridge
Once the Big Four Bridge was a bridge used by railroad companies. It sat in the midst of an area only a mile from the city center in an industrial area on the riverfront. Now the bridge has a new life as the latest jewel in the Waterfront Park.

In fact it is turning out to be the most popular spot in the park. People of all ages stroll across the span. The view of the city and the Ohio river is spectacular. There are no cars to worry about ...just people strolling with kids, joggers, cyclists, even jugglers and sometimes string quartets serenading everyone. You can see the Belle of Louisville steamboat and hear the calliope playing.

Soon the Indiana side will open their walkway and people will be able to access the bridge from both sides of the river.  A beautiful, peaceful, and  free way to spend the day!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013



The 4th annual Bellarmine University Designer Show House is being held this week at the Anchorage at 804 Evergreen Road in Anchorage. The Gothic Revival house was built in 1868 by James Goslee, a former riverboat captain. The beautiful 7000 square foot house features rooms decorated by 30 of Louisville's best designers. Elegant furniture and accessories and hand painted murals enhance the many rooms of this unusual house.

a pen and ink drawing of the gothic revival house on the bellarimine showhouse tour with trees and a walkway up to the brick house
The house sits on 19 acres in the heart of Anchorage which is just a few miles from the Inn at Woodhaven. Kentucky does not have many examples of the Gothic Revival architecture. It was very popular in the mid to late 1800.
There is a boutique open and a cafe where visitors can shop a bit and enjoy the grounds.
Hours for the tour are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday from 10:00 am to 7:00pm
Tickets are $15
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