Monday, October 31, 2016

Abandoned School Playground


Hidden behind an active athletic complex and school, a suburban playground sits forgotten.

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Fall of Celebrity Themed Restaurants in Cincinnati




Willie's Sports Cafe in Covington was once an iconic sports bar named for and once partially owned by a local radio host. It's the latest in a long line of celebrity inspired restaurants in the area to close up shop.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Scenes From The Midwestern Roadside




Encounters on the road over the past few years with the savior's truckin' servants and the dinosaurs in the hills.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum




In Eastern Ohio, the roadside collection of a humble reverend who's legacy is preserved in the form of unique office supplies.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fading Advertisements: Lancaster and Dayton, Ohio




Coming across fading advertisements everywhere now. Some Ohio signs found in places other than home.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

[Suburbia Lost] Bob Evans and Natorp's Garden Center - Mason, Ohio


The last entry in this week's round of Suburbia Lost stories: Mason, Ohio's former landscaping store and a familiar face from the American interstate.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

[Suburbia Lost] Pizza Hut and Local Coffee - Dry Ridge, KY


In the shadow of two local favorites, yet another abandoned Pizza Hut as well as a forgotten local coffee outfit.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

[Suburbia Lost] Dynasty Buffet, Bigg's, Pizza Hut, and KFC - Colerain, Ohio


To the west of Cincinnati in Colerain Township: fast food, a supermarket, and the type of restaurant that seems to always fit into any kind of dying suburban development.

Monday, October 10, 2016

[Suburbia Lost] Dessert Options - West Chester, Ohio




West Chester, Ohio has one of the region's most iconic ice cream stands. It also has three abandoned competitors.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Retail Remnants: Demolition of the Pogue's Garage




"Pogue's garage" in Cincinnati ran along 4th St. between Race and Elm. Its demolition is another sign of the changing times and development in the city's urban core. Stale and sterile in appearance, the structure probably won't be missed by anyone. However, the story it's connected to is one of the Queen City's retail history and if anything, at least this parking garage once offered a great view from the top.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Retro Surf Cincinnati Commercials circa 1988.




If you've followed QC/D for awhile you may be familiar with the saga of Surf Cincinnati. It was the first abandoned place I ever truly explored and photographed. On top of that, its story hit on several personal notes: I went here a lot as a kid and exploring an abandoned amusement park always made me reflective of the years I spent working in one myself. Photographs of the park when it was active are few and far between, and until this one, I had never seen a video or commercial from the park pop up online.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

September 2016




Photographs from September 2016 that don't necessarily have a place in a larger article or story. Images made with a Canon 7DMKII and iPhone 6.