Photographic journeys down the road less – travelled.

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Creekside Sanctuary–Nicholasville, KY

Initially, it wasn’t even the prompt for our spontaneous pull-off. We had spotted a couple of old barns, particularly photogenic, and moments later realized they were neighbors to something more fascinating. Across the creek, built into the bank, was a small private sanctuary or, perhaps, a hideaway of sorts. This is not typically what we expect to see when driving through Nicholasville but, then again, we never expect to see most of the things we photograph. I guess that is...

Pine Mountain Settlement School–Bledsoe, KY

This weekend carried us to my parent’s home in Harlan County, more specifically the community of Bledsoe, in Southeastern Kentucky. It is difficult to imagine a place more defined by Appalachian culture than the hometown of my childhood. Dotted with coal tipples, loaded trucks, and thick, black dust on the roadways, it is easy to see that, while it may not be as thriving an industry as it once was, coal is the bread of life for many here. I always experience a mix of emotions when...

Highbridge Springs–Wilmore, KY

If you live near Central Kentucky, the mention of Highbridge Springs probably brings to mind a refreshing bottle of spring water. What you may not know is the origin of its name. “High Bridge” is named for the railroad bridge in Wilmore, KY that stretches across the Kentucky River Palisades, connecting Jessamine and Mercer Counties. But, it isn’t your typical railroad bridge. Constructed in 1876, it was the first cantilever bridge in the United States and has a three-span continuous...

Old Taylor Distillery–Millville, KY

Our first encounter with Old Taylor Distillery in Woodford County was an unexpected one. More than a year ago, after a visit to Daniel Boone’s grave in Frankfort, we had chosen to take the backroads home, a common choice in our vehicle. On this particular day, we took a wrong turn, truly a blessing in disguise. What we found along the bends of McCracken Pike (1659) pierced through the frustration we were feeling about our navigation mishap. We immediately pulled to the...