Archive for March 17th, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that C & I were traveling for a few days.  C had a work conference in Louisville, Kentucky, and I tagged along for a mini-vacation.  There is nothing like a few days of resting, reading, watching tv in the hotel room, and eating out to refresh me!  Don’t get me wrong, I love my home and it is always my first choice, but sometimes it is nice to get away from all of the chores and just relax!

Back to my story…I took my camera along, naturally, and I ended up with some pretty nice architecture shots in downtown.  I had never really paid attention to all of the different styles of buildings; there are modern office buildings right along side older buildings with unique characteristics.  The Aegon Center is probably my favorite building there. 


I love the dome on top and during the Christmas season, it is lit with red and green lights.  Also, check out the entrance on the left in the photo below.  It is very art-deco.


C & I always enjoy going to Fourth Street Live while we are there.  There are numerous restaurants and a few shops, too.  One of my favorite places to browse is Borders Books & Music, but, alas, they are going out of business. 


Here is a shot at night of Fourth Street Live from the other directions.  You can see the Aegon Center in the background.


Back to the subject of a previous post, Bistro 301.  I had wanted to try one of the independent restaurants in the downtown area and decided on this one.  They have some good old stand-bys, such as steak, cheeseburgers, and fish & chips.  They also have some dishes that you just don’t usually see in a chain restaurant, and the atmosphere was great.  The name stems from their address, 301 West Market Street.  Here is their entry:


I loved the old brick work in the interior…


Say “Hi” to C!!!

Then the food arrived!  Every meal comes with a basket of French baguette with butter:


I ordered the crab cakes with romesco sauce and baby greens.  It was so yummy!


Chad the steak and frites.  It looked good, too!


I would definitely go back there again!  I hope you enjoyed a little virtual tour of downtown Louisville!  I will leave you with a few more photos.



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