St. Francis

The temperature was cold and it was too early in the evening for dinner crowds or revelers. So it was easy to sneak downtown and pop into mom’s favorite restaurant* and pick up her favorites for take-out. Took a stoplight moment to regard St. Francis here on the way home. * Aladdin’s Eatery. They serve […]

They’ll need a crane

Remaking a space

Good folks I know are taking an old building in Findlay Market and remaking it into a new event space. Today I took a peek inside. It was day one. They hooked up some lights and started to tear out all the old stuff. It’s always neat to see things before, and again after. And […]

The old YMCA

The gothic YMCA building at 270 Calhoun Street in University Heights opened in 1930 for $175,000. Pretty sure it’s been sitting empty for over a decade. To rehab it would be expensive, but dang how neat would it be if they did?

Too soon?

An evening in OTR

Final Friday means things are happening downtown in Over the Rhine. Stopped by We Have Become Vikings to pick up a few prints. Enjoyed meeting Matt (above left), having a brew and shooting the breeze with him and Jason. Then it was off to Indigo Hippo to look at the opening of a show that […]

Recreating a panorama

On September 24, 1848 Charles Fontayne and William S. Porter—using one of the earliest forms of photography, daguerreotype—photographed Cincinnati from atop a building in Newport, Kentucky, creating a sweeping, eight-plate panorama. 170 years later, I was lucky to stand with 4 other photographers to recreate the image with a technologically advanced Hasselblad camera for a […]

Pendleton Mapped

Wheeling around Pendleton on Sunday morning. The area is changing so fast. Some of it? Not so pretty. Most of it? Quite nice. I’ve always enjoyed this mural by Barbara & David Day, “Pendleton Mapped,” which tells the the 200-year story of the neighborhood.