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"A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind."

~ Eugene Ionesco ~

"Day At The Downs"

Louisville is best known for its Kentucky Derby,  "the fastest two (2) minutes in sports"!  The race is the first Saturday of May each year, but the photos below were taken a day before the Spring Meet ended in July at the historic Churchill Downs.

Taking pictures of the actual horse race is a challenge!  I couldn't get it right, adjusting the shutter speed is a nightmare!  I promised myself to study more and be able to capture it right the next time. 

But it didn't stop me from clicking my camera, I thought below are some interesting subjects.  From the majestic twin spires, the betting windows in an old section of the track, the colorful silks worn by the jockeys, the mighty thoroughbreds, the ever-working grooms, the display of "derby" hats, of a family enjoying the race, and of the betting or of one simply sipping a mint julep...

"At The Old Ballgame"

After three straight nights of work, I deserved a break, and thank God it's Friday!  The Louisville Bats were playing against the Gwinnett Braves.  Though the weather forecast said 70% rain, it didn't stop me from going to the ballgame.  Dark clouds hovered over the city but the temperature was just about perfect to stay outdoors, in the 80's! 

It turned out to be a great evening at Slugger Field, nature painted the sky to perfection and no rain after all!  Had my hotdog & bratwurst, skipped my favorite Kizito cookie and enjoyed the game.

The Louisville Bats clovered the Gwinnett Braves, scored 22 - 1, much to the excitement of the locals!  Was quite a long game, a little over three hours, but the fireworks just capped it off, ending a gorgeous evening at Slugger Field!

"A Baseball Night"

"The Pitcher"

"The Catcher"

"The Cookie Lady"

"Celebrating The Bats' Win"