"Louisvillians talk easily of their quality of life, the way honey slides from a pitcher. They are justifiably secure in it, practically smug about it; the reasons as varied as basketball and ballet, as compatible as the city's park benches and ever-lengthening RiverWalk that wanders the river's edge for miles."
So writes Bob Hill in Louisville: A River Serenade. And, indeed, there is an especially sweet song to be heard in Louisville, Kentucky, a serenade like no other. It's a song that derives its rhythms from the currents of the Ohio River, and spins its melodies and harmonies from the beauty and diversity of the modern city itself.
Among the wonders found in Louisville are a dynamic business community that works to make Louisville such a desirable place; year-round sports excitement (think horse racing, basketball, baseball, football, and you're just getting started); festivals and celebrations galore; a special slate of educational, health care, and recreational amenities; and, of course, the magic of the Ohio itself.
With the aid of more than 250 colorful images by the area's finest photographers, author Bob Hill sings this song in a portrait of this river city that reveals the character, the pride, and the continuing enchantment of Louisville. Louisville's serenade is one that beckon's you to experience the life of this intriguing city.
All of it adds up to Louisville's reputation as one of the country's most alluring places to live, to work, and to play.