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    Posted December 15, 2013 by
    tracyparker
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Wintry weather 2014

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    Winter On Historic St. James Court

     

    In historic "Old Louisville", on the site of the "Southern Expostition of 1883-1887", you can find St. James, Fountain, and Belgravia Courts. It's like stepping back in time, making the modern cars parked along the way seem out of place. Beautiful Victorian homes, a large ornate bronze fountain, and tall gas lights that still give the nights there a beautiful glow. In more modern times the site has been home to one of the largest open air art fairs in the country, the "St. James Court Art Show". The show takes place every October and features over 700 artists and vendors, drawing several hundred thousand visitors every year to the area.

     

    I happen to live not far from Old Louisville, and was passing by St. James Court on my way home. Our early December snow and ice already had me taking shots around town, and I felt this would be a great spot to get a few more. It was worth braving the cold yet again with my camera. I was also pleasantly surprised to find a new artistic addition to the courts. A wooden sculpture by artist Rob Peterson, paying tribute to the Victorian era lamplighters who took care of the gas lights throughout the courts.

     

    For more information on this historic part of Louisville please visit their page on oldlouisville.com.

     

    http://www.oldlouisville.com/StJames.htm

     

    For more information on Rob Peterson, his Lamplighter and other woodcarvings, please visit his website.

     

    http://robpetersoncarving.com/?p=493

     

    (All photos were taken on December 9, 2013.)

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