Earlier this evening from 6 - 9 P.M. many people came through the doors of Park + Vine to see the exhibit "Forgotten Cincinnati," which featured photographs by myself and my good friend, Sherman Cahal. I just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who came through to view the exhibit and check out the store. It was great getting to meet new people who hadn't seen anything like this and to meet those who have been reading this site for some time. I really appreciate the support. I'd also like to thank Sherman for doing most of the planning and Dan, the owner of Park + Vine, for allowing us to set up the show and for running a fantastic store. Also thanks to Kevin, Randy, and Chris "ColDayMan" for promoting the event on their various sites! Just a reminder, in case you missed out tonight...Forgotten Cincinnati will be running from now until Feb. 26th.
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On assignment for school, I was tasked with documenting the Inauguration. You may not believe this, but there wasn't much going on in Athens, Ohio where I go to school. Not interested in traveling to fight the mob in Washington D.C., I decided to head home for the assignment.
Back in October, Cincinnati was visited by both major party candidates. Sen. John McCain and running mate Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at Lunken Airport:
The former brewery's imposing smokestack can be seen from many different areas of the city, even from club seats at Paul Brown Stadium (80 dollar seats for only 25 dollars thanks to the scalper out front). I didn't venture into the city's industrial Queensgate neighborhood until a cold Wednesday after work to see it up close for myself. 700 WLW had been reporting that it was about 15 degrees outside. Having forgot my coat at work, I walked about the building in a work t-shirt, snapping this photograph while Sherrif's deputies unloaded the few remaining prisoners from the now closed Queensgate Jail just a block down.
Until 1985, this building was home to the headquarters of Cincinnati's local Hudepohl Brewing Company.
February rolled around and I took a weekend to come back from school to meet up with Zach and do a lot of exploring. From the Cincinnati Gardens, a Cincinnati hockey barn filled with history, lacking a major tenant...
I have a lot of stuff backlogged that hasn't been posted yet. Lots of more "abandoned" explorations from the Cincinnati area will be up shortly. Thanks everyone for reading throughout the year and for visiting the site. I promise it will be updated more often in 2009 with more.
Every year in New York City thousands, maybe even millions by some estimates, crowd the city streets and Times Square to watch the ball drop and ring in the New Year. Most of the other 299 million Americans sit at home and watch Dick Clark, and now Ryan Seacrest as well, live from the center of New York City. Here in Cincinnati, while it may be on a much smaller scale, an old tradition is coming back to life; ringing in the New Year at Fountain Square.