Sunday, June 16, 2019

End of the Hudepohl Brewery

An early QC/D subject, and piece of Cincinnati history, comes down.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Checking in on an Old Friend

In a way, the pseudo-abandoned mall north of Cincinnati encapsulates many of this website's themes from over the years: crumbling consumerism, abandonment/urban exploration, history, fading advertisements, nostalgia, and personal connection. I grew up going here, I’ve written about it twice, and I still find myself coming back on occasion to see how things are. It's like checking in on an old friend who lives in an incredibly unique time and place.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Florida and the 'Majesty of the Seas'

According to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the Majesty of the Seas is a Sovereign-class cruise ship. According to Star Trek canon, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) is a Sovereign-class starship in service to the United Federation of Planets. While Captain Picard's vessel is unlikely to take you to Cuba, Captain Daniel's will.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

[35mm Ohio] "RN, like a nurse spells it"

- Cincinnati.

It didn’t matter how much time I spent on the map, how many sources I had culled information from, how many friends I talked to, or how many recommendations I took to heart. I had the shape of Ohio formed via virtual pinpoints, destinations in every direction. But now, I couldn’t decide which direction to head. So the highway chose for me.

The road didn’t speak in some romantic, spontaneous way or beckon me to follow it on some whimsical, carefree adventure. Rather, it dictated travel orders via a traffic clogged, exhaust strewn, slow crawl of a voice that was now cutting into the time I had set aside for and from myself. There was only one route to take: the most direct one. And maybe if I was lucky and this traffic cleared, I’d still have time to stop and see some of the things from that map.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Long Lines - Part 2

Part 1 was a photographic series featuring Cold-War era communications towers once referred to as "Vintage Skynet." Here in Part 2: the towers' backstory and history.