Saturday, July 26, 2014
Monk Installed at Monte Casino Winery
I sold a stone monk to the owner of Monte Casino Winery, which is on the site of the old Monte Casino Monastery. The monks at the monastery created the first winery west of the Appalachians at this site in the late 1700's
This week, it was time to move the monk from my studio to his new home in Newport, Kentucky.
Davy brought out a 23 ton crane from JBB Inc. in Hardinsburg.
The first thing we did was to lay him down.
Then, we loaded him onto the 24' flat bed truck that I rented from Penske.
Early the next morning, I made the 3-1/2 hour trip to the site.
A 14 ton crane met me there for the installation.
No, I'm not "stringing up" the monk.
He has successfully landed in his new home, reverently overlooking the site where the stone monastery used to stand. I plan to go back in the future and check on the progress of the Winery, as Mark Schmidt, the owner, has great plans.
When I took the exit for Bardstown Road to refuel the truck, and was about to turn south to go under Watterson Expressway, I noticed a mural in progress. This is something that I'll have to check back with, as well. Looks Great!
Now...for the Weird of the Week...
Ginger Ale, on the Bears.
(photo and concept Meg White)
A luminescent contrail, beautifully backlit by the setting sun.
(photo Meg White)