Continuing with a look back at favorite photos/subjects in 2013, for February I choose the Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse. This fabulous gothic "castle", built in the 1870s, houses the valves which control the flow of water for the Louisville water reservoir. This 110 million gallon basin holds water pumped from the Ohio River to be filtered for the city's drinking water.
The gatehouse is ornamented with many gothic architectural details such as the huge water urns on each of the roof points. An elaborate iron fence runs all around the reservoir. The path goes all around too and is a favorite walking, jogging and photography site, especially at sunset when you can catch this golden light--if you're lucky!