May 172013

Today is a holiday day.

Planning out the day was not easy.  No real “PHOTO” locations.  Tons and tons of photo opportunities.  To start I needed a cleaner for my gear.  Checked Google and was off to Murphy’s Camera on Bardstown Road.  Turns out that Bardstown Road was voted Louisville’s most favorite street.  Not my kind of street.  Very narrow roads.  Small quaint shops for about a mile.  Tattoo shops, progressive shops of every kind.  Young people everywhere with pink and purple hair, dreadlocks, shaggy clothes and unkept.  I felt like was on Mars.  Next to Murphy’s there just happened to be St. James Cathedral.  It looked amazing from the outside.  A round chapel.  The doors were locked!!!!!  After my visit to the camera store I checked all around the cathedral for an open door.  I really wanted to get inside.  Lastly I the front door for the third time. The entry around the door was ornate.


I was disappointed.  Walking back to the car a gentlemen (in local attire) asked if I wanted to go inside.  Of course I did.  He was there to work on the organ.  A very nice man.  We had a great conversation about the cathedral and the organ.  The organ had not been played for over 20 years.  The previous Pastor put in an electric piano.  Looks like a 7′ grand piano.  The new Pastor loves the sounds of an organ.  The organ repairman told me that they had been working on it for over a month.  Today he planned on putting it to sound for the first time.

Upon entering the cathedral I was shocked at the ornate, colorful and spacious interior.  It was very beautiful.  Not like anything I had ever seen before.


As usual I sat and admired the whole scene.  A lot to take in.


I was there for about an hour and a half.  Could have stayed longer.  Had to get to my next adventure. Won’t soon forget this one.

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