Whether painted with the brilliant golds and oranges of fall, the crisp whites and dappled grays of winter or the rich shades of green with splashes of color for summer, the Maysville skyline has to be one of the most photographed areas in our town.
The spires of local churches, with the First Presbyterian Church perhaps the most striking, and the rooftops of houses of worship dominate the scene. Also center stage is the cupola of the historic Mason County Courthouse with its golden cap and below, the familiar clock.
Photographers and painters often find themselves a spot above the city to capture the scene on film or on canvas, positioning for a view that best suits them, with or without the bridge or bridges that bookend the skyline -- the new and stylistic William Harsha Bridge to the west or the historic Simon Kenton Memorial suspension bridge to the east.
Whatever the vantage point, many will agree that Maysville's skyline offers a scene to rival larger and more famous cityscapes.