On the city's west side, weeds and grass frame the skyline ahead, remnants of a vacant lot surrounded by the neighborhood. The lot has yet to be developed and is a stark contrast of urban wilderness amongst the dense Italianate row houses. The nearby laughter of children, voices of residents and sound of firecrackers saved from the Fourth of July echoe the activity of a neighborhood once decimated by a highway - rising again.
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My awesome friends Dave and Priya were kind enough to have me over and show me the view they get every day from their doorstep. Dave and I took a walk through the West End after making the above frame. Often overlooked by those passing by on the highway that once nearly destroyed it, the West End neighborhood is still alive, well, gritty and beautiful.
|- Plaque in front of Union Terminal that marks the location of the Reds' original ballpark. Not Crosley Field or Palace of the Fans, but Union Park.|
|- The West End, home to Cincinnati's original casino? Anyone know the story of this building?|
Special thanks to Dave and Priya for always having been great friends and to Dave for naming the photograph!