Monday, January 27, 2014

The Calm of Carew



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Even in the middle of a snowstorm, the Carew Tower observation deck can be the most calming spot in the city...



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It's been a strange winter. Cincinnati's cold months seem to violently shift from year to year - they're either mild or harsh - flurries or sub freezing temperatures. I've spent most of my time lately trying to develop the new layout for QC/D and working, but have managed to go out shooting a few times in the cold with the crazy fog, high rising river and blankets of snow it creates.

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Winter is one of the few times you can catch a night/sunset view of the city from the top of the Carew Tower. On Saturdays, the skyscraper's open air observation deck stays open until 7:00 PM - still daylight in the summer, but nighttime in the winter.

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Despite that the observation deck essentially becomes an ice rink with snowfall greatly diminishing visibility amongst howling winds - it's still one of the most calming places in the city.

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With QC/D's new layout, Cam and I have the opportunity to post larger and higher-res photographs. Stay tuned for some new full length articles coming soon and be sure to check out the new database of all our Urban Exploration and Article work.

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    1. Worth every bit of the two dollars they charge.

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  2. I like the cleaner look, good job.
    I was up on Carew a couple weeks ago on a windy day and was surprised how calm it felt. Then I noticed the wind was shooting straight up from the edge of the building. I guess it was creating a bubble, like the eye of the storm.
    Nice pictures as always.

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    1. Thanks, Bob! Let's go up here in the spring for some cigars and beer.

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  3. Good job on the page. Great pictures

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  4. these pictures are great, Ronny!

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    1. Thanks Alan, been enjoying a lot of your stuff lately!

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  5. These are stunning. I'm ashamed that I haven't been up there since I was a kid. I'll have to grab my camera and get up there soon...
    Very cool blog, by the way.

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