Horses, catfish, Henry Clay and southern summer heat. This past weekend we set out to photograph Lexington. We naively thought we could cover Lexington/Fayette County in a day. We are nothing if not foolhardy.
Our trip began at Keeneland, where I am embarrassed to say, neither of us had ever visited. Keeneland, even being nearly empty, was quite a site. Churchill is a downtown venue, surrounded by homes and concrete. Keeneland on the other hand, was mostly green space. Even the parking lots were hidden beneath the canopy of mature trees. As a Louisville native, I love Churchill, but Keeneland was the perfect mix of southern charm and sophistication.
After Keeneland, we briefly stopped at the Kentucky Horse Park, then went over to Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. Once we finished our tour of the grounds, we went out to Ramsey’s, as recommended by a friend. They were right on the mark. Kevin and I ordered the left side of the menu, then waddled back out to downtown Lexington to see Mary Todd Lincoln’s home, the Lexington Public Safety Museum and Triangle Park.
Lex, you were wonderful. Can’t wait to come back in October to see some races and drink all your bourbon.