Learning to Love Lexington

I am a Louisvillian in heart and soul. I was born and raised in Louisville, and while I left for awhile during college, I eventually went back. Growing up, I always thought I would end up somewhere else. In fact, I didn’t want to end up in Louisville. But as I got older (and had my son), I realized what an amazing city it was and how much I loved it.

Then I met Tom. He lived in Lexington. Not only the home of my University’s rival, but also just not much of a city, as far as I was concerned.

I knew pretty early on that I would have to move to Lexington. I knew Tom was the one and that he had a great job and loved living in Lexington. Eventually the decision was made, and my son and I moved to Lexington to be with him.

I’ve been living here for over 5 months now. And I still haven’t seen much of the city. (I still don’t really consider it a real “city.” There are only about 5 skyscrapers downtown.) I decided it was about time I start settling in and learn to love where I live. It may never be Louisville, but I need to make the best of it if I’m going to spend the rest of my life here, right?

So the other day I decided to go “downtown” for a walk and take some pictures after I worked at a coffee shop for awhile. Thankfully, I have found a coffee shop that I really like. This was a huge deal because I have high standards coming from a city with a local coffee shop on every other corner.

I am by no means a good photographer and do not claim to be. I love taking pictures, but I have had my Nikon D3000 for over 6 years and still barely know how to use it beyond its basic functions. I have a love of old things/architecture, so that is what most of my pictures tend to focus on. I also stopped at the downtown library, got a library card and took some pictures inside there as well (although only one turned out good enough to post).

Construction at “the hole” in the middle of downtown Lexington.
This was a dried up pond area. I bet its really pretty during the spring and summer.
Guess where this is?


Horses everywhere..of course.
I loved these old buildings.




I don’t know why some of them turned out so blurry. I was very careful when taking the pictures to make sure they wouldn’t be. I have to be doing something wrong with my camera. Guess I need to take a photography class!

While I will always love Louisville the most, I think I am beginning to like Lexington more each day. With time, it will start to feel more like home.


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