From the majestic Ohio River to a mundane cup of coffee, these amateur and professional photogs really know how to capture Louisville’s best angles. With 2016 (finally) in the rearview, it’s time to focus all the good, great, and greatest things that happened around town. So check out some of the finest photos from this past year that captured what locals love about Louisville: our city’s beauty, weirdness, and its people.
Turn Your Old Fruit Into Booze With This New Gadget
The greatest day of the year here in Louisville is nearly upon us: Derby Day! When it comes to being a Kentuckian, nothing quite compares. An incredible number of visitors take over the city in early May to catch a glimpse of the most exciting two minutes in sports. And while the race itself is something to see, it’s the people-watching that really makes this event a spectacle. From the ones who paid top dollar to sip that $1,000 mint julep, to the infield onlooker in search of a cheap beer and a $5 win, you’re sure to encounter a wide variety of people attending this tradition. These people:
11 Cold-Weather Activities That Will Remind You Why Winter in Minnesota Is Actually the Best
Summer is easy to like. It’s got sunshine, water sports, and the built-in nostalgia of time off from school. But winter? That takes some more gumption to appreciate. While other parts of the country are either freaking out over a light snowfall or counting down the days ’til spring, living in Minnesota -- where temps are regularly below freezing and the average annual snowfall is more than 70 inches up north -- means you learn to relish the freezing weather rather than hide from it. With the right mindset, winter is secretly the best time of the year, with plenty of cold-weather activities in the Twin Cities and around the state to keep you active and engaged with your fellow Minnesotans. From dog sledding to ice sculptures to a truly epic foraged tasting menu, we have a little bit of everything here to help you brighten up the coldest months.
The 7 Creepiest Abandoned Places in (and Around) Louisville
We’ve got to be honest: as great as Kentucky is, it is not without its shady history. Cringe-inducing (and straight up weird) tales and abandoned landmarks appear to fill the Bluegrass State. Seriously, we’re talking weird. Like a half-man, half-goat creature (who used to be a farmer, naturally) that supposedly hangs out on an abandoned train trestle... and not because he missed his train.
So, if you’re brave enough to take a ride (and hopefully a flashlight) to some of the weirdest places imaginable in and around Louisville, by all means, go ahead and do so. We can’t wait to hear what happened. You know, if you make it out alive.