Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve view

From the hospital hill, facing north toward Hogback Mountain, overlooking the town. (Not a bad view, should you find yourself in the hospital.)

The bright white steeple of Lexington Presbyterian seems to be springing from Randolph Street Methodist's brick bell tower, with the silver steeple of First Baptist decorating the roof: A little illustration of just how many churches we have here in Lexington.

At lower right is the blacksmith's forge and the in-town stable for the horses of the Lexington Carriage Company.

Hope to show you much more of Lexington in 2009!


Tanya said...

That's quite a gorgeous view! Seems it would perk people right up in the hospital!
Happy New Year! Is it as windy there as it is here this morning? It's crazy windy!

Fio said...

What a beautiful and calm view.
I wish you happiness for the New Year!

Anonymous said...

I like the blacksmith's forge and would love to see it. I was born and grew up next to a blacksmith shop and in the end the shop was moved and became a house that my wife and I lived in for a number of years.

I don't have a lot to say about last year or this new year but here are some thoughts...

I hope 2009 will be better than 2008, 2007, and 2006. I do think our
government will be inspired by our new President Obama -- at least I
hope so.

I would like to see the War in Irag end and I would like to see the
killing stop everywhere.

It is my hope that Japan will stop slaughtering whales and raping
virgin forests.

And I hope the people will lose their clubs and no longer club baby
seals to death.

What a world we have and live in. 2009 could be so much better than it will be.

Marc said...

A beautiful view indeed. Thanks for showing us around in Lexington. I'll be back to visit your blog next year. Very best wishes to you!

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful view. Happy New Year to you too!

Mo said...

Lovley image. Look forward to your Lexington in 2009. Happy New Year.

gogouci said...

What a beautiful view of the city and landscape. Happy New Year.

JM said...

Gorgeous 'postcard'!
Thank you for your kind comment!

Wibbo said...

Your photos are lovely - looking forward to seeing the ones you take in 2009.

Happy New Year and thank you for all the nice comments you've left for me. Jan x

Greg Dimitriadis said...

And a Happy New Year to you too!

jill said...

Best wishes for a wonderful upcoming year filled with blessings. I always enjoy my visits to your blog both for the scenery and the photography.

mkhansen said...

Thank you, everyone, for your New Year's wishes. I very much appreciate your visits and comments.