Monday, August 29, 2016

Hara Arena




Just outside of Dayton, Ohio, people had the opportunity to bid their final goodbye to a place of memories and spectacle. Taking in an event at Hara Arena was a collective experience shared among many. As it prepared to close its doors, the the world lost one more classic hockey barn.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

For a Few Hours, a Fading Advertisement Returned to Prominence




A visual artist traveling across the nation and world stops in Cincinnati to bring a fading advertisement briefly back to life. In this update, Craig Winslow's Light Capsules crosses paths with my foray into documenting the city's "ghost signs."

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Dayton Arcade





Since 2007, Queen City Discovery has been a labor of love. In October of that year I started this website, at the behest of a friend who had been telling me to put something together for months. Until then, I was just occasionally sharing photographs on various Internet forums in the days before social media and Reddit. When I got around to finally doing it, I was sitting in a dorm room at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, missing Cincinnati. In the years that followed, there have been so many stories told here on this blog/website. They range through various subjects, but by far the most popular tend to be those concerning urban exploration/the documentation of abandoned and forgotten places. It's hard to pick a favorite one. I could talk about the story of the Cincinnati Subway for days and go on and on about the "ghost ship." There's one building though, one place, that to me has been the most visually striking. Probably the most impressive to take in. I had heard about it for years, occasionally seen photographs, but to see it in person. I was taken aback. That place is the Dayton Arcade.


Monday, May 16, 2016

Five Days in Virginia



Some photos from a road trip across Virginia.

Cincinnati, OH -> Williamsburg, VA -> Surry County, VA, -> Williamsburg, VA -> Richmond, VA -> Charlottesville, VA -> Cincinnati, OH.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Some Things Are Worth Saving




A downtown landmark with historic roots faces an uncertain future at the crossroads of demolition and preservation.