Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge - Chicago


This abandoned Chicago landmark carried trains from 1908 until it was abandoned permanently in the raised position above the Chicago River.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Midwestern Peregrination


The Route That I Took. A journey across The Midwest.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Walk Around Madisonville

Photographs and Text By: Candice Jones Peelman
On Behalf of Queen City Discovery

- Corner of Madison Rd. and Whetsel Ave.

With Gordon Bombay on vacation, I offered to write a piece about the sights in Madisonville by taking a walk around the neighborhood. While this doesn’t exactly fit into the abandoned and forgotten category, Madisonville does have an unfair reputation of being an afterthought, more or less forgettable, and abandoned by those who don’t live here. There’s a lot to discover here if you’re willing to go on a short walk or drive around the neighborhood.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Downsizing and Dying of CVG.


Even late at night, an airport can still be a center of human activity, but imagine being in an abandoned one completely devoid of life - no aircraft, no passengers and no luggage. Cincinnati's airport is actually located in Kentucky, about thirteen miles across the river from downtown. Once one of the nation's fastest growing airports, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has been on a steady decline for nearly a decade. Like many other midwestern airports, CVG bet on a hub and seems to have lost. The forgotten relics of better days, more flights and more passengers now exist behind sealed walls and locked doors - captured in a rare opportunity of the photographs that follow.