|Colgate clock, from intersection of Center and Woerner Streets|
The clock is the second largest timepiece in the world, measuring over 40 feet across. And even though it has been atop this building since 1924 it is still working! I know the plant was in danger of destruction at one point so who knows if it will make it to one hundred years.
From there it was a hop, skip and a jump over to another stop I have wanted to make for a long time and that is the Falls of the Ohio State Park. The 390-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest, naturally exposed, Devonian fossil beds in the world.
|notice the tiny people in the distance|
I had great timing as the water was really low and I got to walk out and spot a lot of fossils.
I didn't look hard enough up closer to the interpretive center which is apparently where all the good stuff is, but I enjoyed walking out as far as I could and trying to guess what I was looking at.
Normally I would get more information at the interpretive center but there was a $9 admission charge which I was unwilling to pay knowing I would be back with Wayne some time in the future. He would definitely like having a look around.
The lobby had what looked to be some Chihuly glass hanging from the ceiling. Score!
From the park I just had to cross a few roads along the river to Jeffersonville.
Their historic district featured painted crosswalks and unique bike racks, but the real crowd pleaser is Schimpff's Confectionary. I liked the free lemon drop sample so much I bought a bag to go home and their chocolate was pretty good too.
I bought a little candy for everyone back home and then drove around looking for public art.
|Not a window!|
Painted kitties were not the only mural I found, the Jeffersonville Floodwall sported quite a few and one was in progress.
Next up I'll update where those who support civil rights should be spending their money this holiday season and beyond, I found a few surprises on the list this time around!