Thursday, December 27, 2012
Continuing in Queen City Discovery's documentation of Urban Exploration and lesser known history, "Suburbia Lost" will be a look at the declining, overlooked and oft-forgotten structures left behind in the continued expansion of the perceived "paradise" that is Suburbia.
Posted by Ronny Salerno at 6:15 AM
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
|- 1979 Photograph of Amtrak Train 50 at Cincinnati's River Rd. Station by Robert Pence.|
It was brought to my attention this evening that Robert Pence lost his battle with throat cancer last week at the age of 73.
I never met Robert in person, but he and I were both members of the message board at UrbanOhio.com. Many times, I found myself spending hours reading his posts about riding the rails across America. When I first looked into taking Amtrak, Robert and I corresponded via email to help me plan (I finally made an Amtrak trip this past summer). I also wrote an article about Cincinnati railroad history that Robert contributed to, featuring one of his photographs above.
His photographs and stories of traveling were straightforward, honest and poignant - capturing a realistic view of the American landscape in the time periods when these trips were undertaken. I always enjoyed them.
Although I never had to opportunity to meet Robert in person, I'll always appreciate the help he gave me and think of him the next time I board the train.
Robert's terrific website can be viewed here.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
About three months from now, the Horseshoe Casino will open in downtown Cincinnati. The third of four casinos in the state, the Horseshoe will be bringing with it a sign reminiscent of the neon clad Las Vegas strip. However, this is Cincinnati, NOT Cin-Vegas.