Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Steel City Shutdown

About eight months ago the citizens of a fellow Ohio River city rioted in the streets after their beloved Steelers claimed their sixth super bowl trophy, the most in NFL history.



-These photos come from Mike Muder. Despite being from Pittsburgh and being a Steelers fan, Mike is one of my favorite photographers and his photography helped inspire Queen City Discovery.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cincinnati Streetcar - Virtual Tour

-Streetcar tracks of Cincinnati's past lay dormant on Elm St. in front of Music Hall.

Right about the time I started this website in October 2007, I began hearing about the proposed Cincinnati Streetcar project. I had remembered learning about the abandoned subway and the failed 2002 light rail initiative, but at the time the idea of a modern streetcar in Cincinnati was news to me. As updates about the progress of the project continued to come forward, so did the skepticism and opposition of the project.

Streetcars had once helped Cincinnati thrive into a prosperous American city and with any luck, they will again.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

From the Roof of an Abandoned Brewery, Summer Ends in a Blaze of Disappointing Explosions Above a Midwestern Skyline


The smoke began to clear over the river and was blowing north towards downtown engulfing the skyscrapers and skyline in a haze. "That was it?" I muttered to Venkman and Seicer. We had been waiting all summer since we had discovered our super secret fireworks viewing spot and all we had to say was: "That was it?"

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Queen City Discovery Announces New Exhibit

Last January I teamed up with fellow explorer and photographer Sherman Cahal to create the "Forgotten Cincinnati" exhibit that was on display at Park+Vine. This Fall, friend and photographer Craig Moyer joins us to create "Exploring Cincinnati," an expanded exhibit that features even more photographs from our photographic work and exploring of the Cincinnati area over the past year. Here's the press release:

For Immediate Release:
Exploring Cincinnati on view at The Betts House
October 3 – November 19, 2009
Opening Night: Friday, October 2, 2009. 5-8 P.M.