Sunday, November 29, 2009

Who is "The Cyclones Insider?"



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Cincinnati has been home to numerous minor league hockey teams and even one major league team, but probably the best known, and currently the only pro hockey team in town, is the Cincinnati Cyclones. While the current Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) are not the original franchise from 1990, this incarnation of the team recently won their leagues championship, the Kelly Cup, in 2008 and call the US Bank Arena downtown their home.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Atrium 2 Has a Helluva View



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It was noon this past Sunday when my ringtone, the theme song to the tv sitcom "Roseanne," blared across the room as I rubbed my eyes and woke up to my morning, most other people's afternoon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Forgotten Rail Station at Torrence Rd.



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The sun was slowly going down on a summer evening as we drove the #1 Corolla Rager eastbound on Riverside Dr. Jeffrey and I already had a close encounter with a snake earlier that day whilst exploring in Lockland and we weren't having much luck finding anything else that evening. As I drove my Toyota affectionately named after a song by cKy, we noticed an old road that seemingly lead up into a dark jungle of brush. "Shit, let's check it out." We pulled over, turned around and parked on what was once Torrence Rd. The decaying asphalt path with exposed historic cobblestones seemed to lead nowhere...only one way to find out.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

49 Floors, 49 Stories to Tell.

Sunset from the 49th floor observation deck of the Carew Tower on Friday the 13th.
(Click photo for larger version)


Hadn't been to the top of Cincinnati's tallest skyscraper since about a year ago. When I was a kid, the mid-1990's photographs of the previous riverfront, like this one, always stuck out in my mind. I just hope that the photographs I take today will have some relevance to someone in the future.


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stuff for Sale :: Original FIrst Edition Prints

You know, nothing spruces up your home or says "I love you," "Happy Thanksgiving," "Merry Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza," or "Happy Birthday" quite like a photograph of an abandoned building. These photographs, taken over the past two years during adventures and exploration all over the area, would look pretty cool hanging on your wall:


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Victory" Proclaimed in Cincinnati! Issue 9 Defeated!



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-Richardson and Lewis prepare to square off in a debate on Issue 9 at the University of Cincinnati on October 15, 2009.

Just a few weeks ago on October 15, 2009, a debate was held in the DAAP building at the University of Cincinnati. The subject: Issue 9. This was not the first time Issue 9 had been discussed in the city, it had been a hot topic for many months. The participants that night: Rob Richardson of "Cincinnatians For Progress" encouraging a "no" vote verses Stephan Lewis of "COAST" encouraging a "yes" vote.