march 28, 2016

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“May your troubles be less and your blessings more,
and nothing but happiness come through your door.” ~ Irish Proverb

 

tiny bubbles
tiny bubbles

 

It was about 8:30 when I left Lexington Cemetery after my sunrise service hopping extravaganza. I passed over the Oliver Lewis Way bridge which is really just the remodeled Cox Street connector of Newtown Pike and Pine Street…because, you know, Lexington. I digress. Anyway, I’m going over the bridge and notice these new adornments. So, I did a little digging about them. They’re a public arts work called “Origins” commissioned by a few groups in the city and LexArts. The artist is from Colorado and this is his abstract interpretation of the charring of bourbon barrels that help give the bourbon its unique flavor. They’re supposed to light up, but they weren’t lit when I passed them on the way to the cemetery in the dark. They were also supposed to be installed in time for the Breeder’s Cup last October. Evidently, they were installed just recently, and this might be why they weren’t lit. In any case, I rather like them. I’d like them more if they were lit like they’re supposed to be. I’m sure they make the nigh time skyline cool.

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