July 22, 2009

Berea, Kentucky.

Things seen in Old Town, yesterday:

Berea, Kentucky

Berea, Kentucky

Berea, Kentucky

Berea, Kentucky


ricpic said...

He went into the barbershop with white side-walls and came out of the barber shop with white side-walls.

Ralph L said...

Wasn't Berea Stalin's police chief?

Walt said...

Now you'er just down the road from me. I lived for many years in in Richmond. Here in Kentucky and in the South, we tend to go by counties. So I would say, I was well known in Madison County. Richmond is the 6th largest city in Kentucky with about 35,000 and Madison County with soon to be 100,000. Two towns are in Madison County, Richmond and Berea. The Depot lies in between off U.S. 421. Berea is smaller and considered "The Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky", it truly is a hidden gem and alot to be discovered in "Beautiful Berea". I personally think the unique thing about Madison County are its institutions of higher learning, which benefit public schools and the citizens a great. Always free seminars, lectures, extended learning opportunites for the public and children. Eastern Kentucky University is in Richmond, it has a student population of 16,000 so Richmond is a college town, so have fun with that, embrace it! Berea, is a college town itself, in fact the town was founded around Berea College, a small liberal arts college that is very well known and recongized in the south. Through Madison County, runs I-75, one of the busiest interstates in the nation and Madison County has 7 interchanges/exits off I-75, more than any other county in Kentucky. I-64 is only a few miles north, and the Bluegrass Parkway/Mountain Parkway/Cumberland Parkway (which are all expressways that connect to other interstates) aren't far away at all. There's a great quality of life in Madison County. You will find rural folks, sure, but you will find young professionals, hipsters, young and diverse people all around. They are now constructing a new performing arts center in conjuction with the university and the city that should provide great opportunities for citizens. Additionally, Whitehall, and Fort Boonesborough State Park, is in Richmond/Madison County, which is a great way to unwind by hiking, swimming, camping, learning some history about the Civil War, etc...Also, We have excellent, if not, the best, warning systems becausing of all the chemical weapons at the depot. Just be alert and take the proper precautions should you be warned.

bearbee said...

re: 2nd pic building left with white and lavander trim.

Nice clean lines with flower plaque decorations and contrasting partial cover of raw wood veneer.