Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Five Year Anniversary

Yesterday on October 29, 2012, Queen City Discovery turned five years old. The first post was a test post about how I was quoted in a City Beat article, the second post that day was LeSourdsville Lake/Americana Revisited - photos and a story about touring the abandoned remains of the local amusement park. As of this writing, that article is the still the fourth most popular on QC/D.

For the past couple months I've been trying to think of what I would write about and what photographs I would shoot to commemorate the fifth year. Then I forgot it was coming up.

Even though I don't have a specific subject or post in mind for the anniversary, I am working on a book titled "The Future is One of Mighty Ducks T-Shirts and Discmen." It'll be a self-published collection of photographs that I've taken over the past couple years, with subjects ranging from abandoned buildings to political rallies to landscapes to portraits to motorcycle jumps to photojournalism and all kinds of other stuff. The above photo is what the cover will look like.

Thanks to everyone who's read and supported QC/D these past five years. I appreciate it in more ways than you can imagine.

- Gordon Bombay aka Ronny Salerno

Friday, October 26, 2012

Giving a Gallery Talk Tomorrow

Gordon Bombay, Dr. Venkman and friends hanging out in the depths of Cincinnati's abandoned subway system.

Tomorrow afternoon at The Bett's House, myself and Dr. Venkman will be giving a talk about our current show "Urban Landscapes."

Urban Landscapes is a collection of work from four local photographers who have photographed abandoned and off limits locations in Cincinnati and the Midwest for the past five years.

Come say hi, check out the show and talk about photography/recreational trespassing.

2:00 PM
The Betts House

416 Clark St.
Cincinnati, OH 45203

Thursday, October 25, 2012

BREAKING: Emilio Estevez to Not Film 'Airborne 2.'


Famous Hollywood writer/actor/director Emilio Estevez announced in Cincinnati today that he will be filming a family-friendly sports film that isn't the sequel to 1993's "Airborne."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

[Views of Cincinnati] A Balcony at The Banks


My friend Rolf has an apartment in Current at The Banks. The view is pretty spectacular.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

[Views of Cincinnati] Serial Killers and Scavenger Hunts


Taking "224 Views of Cincinnati" closer and photographing from the side of the highway, apparently a serial killer's view...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

[Views of Cincinnati] A Series Named Southbank


In every city I go to, I feel the best way to truly see that city is to ride public transit. You see the real parts of that city, the people, the life on the streets. It's a better way to view an unfamiliar urban core and get a new perspective on a place you know well.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Beach Waterpark: All Dried Up?


The "stone" depiction of a fanged beast would seem to be the remnants of a forgotten civilization, but protruding through the "ancient" statue is a different kind of ruin: one of modern society. The fiberglass slide, dried up and leading to an empty pool, was once the signature attraction of a waterpark. Nestled between the interstate and McMansions of Cincinnati's affluent suburb of Mason, The Beach Waterpark sat quiet and empty on a hot summer day that would've normally seen the park full of visitors - and water. The guests were gone, so were the lifeguards and it's a local urban exploration tale that's been seen before. Unlike the previous instance though, this park may have some life left in it.

Monday, October 1, 2012

[Views of Cincinnati] #74 - 78


A foggy morning in the heart of the Midwest.