Downtown details.

You know what I think would be interesting? I think it would be really interesting to photograph all the storefronts in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Even since we’ve left downtown there have been a lot of places that have closed their doors for good and there have been even more places that have opened, either in those spaces or in new spaces. It would be an interesting study in the continual evolution of urban spaces particularly downtown Cincinnati. How long before something new moves into this space on Main Street and the Spatz Foods sign is gone forever? We would walk by this sign every time we headed out to do something when we lived downtown…

Downtown Cincinnati is in a state of continual change and it’d beat really neat to have the time to document those changes and downtown details better. πŸ˜€πŸ™οΈβ€οΈ

Thirsty Thursday: QCE, NSD & NYPD.

After work, we stopped back at Queen City Exchange for a beer…

It’s such a fun place with so many great beers. Then we walked across the street to have a drink at our other new favorite place, Northside Distilling

I love their cocktail called The Dude. It’s their take on a White Russian…

It’s delicious. And speakingof delicious, on the way home we stopped at NYPD to pick up one of their delicious cheese pizzas for dinner…

I really love Thursdays. πŸ˜€πŸΊπŸ₯ƒπŸ•β€οΈ

Look up in the sky.

It was a foggy and rainy day in downtown Cincinnati. πŸ˜€β˜οΈπŸ™οΈπŸŒ§οΈβ€οΈ

Constructing Cincinnati.

Running errands around downtown Cincinnati this afternoon, I noticed they were doing renovations to the building next to Igby’s on Sixth Street…

Even after all this time, I still get excited whenever I see stuff like this. My first thought is always, “I wonder what’s going to be opening soon in that space.” It’s always fun when new stuff opens. And I love getting to go and check out new places when they open.

I still don’t know what they are doing across the street from work

I’m beginning to think that they don’ t really know either. πŸ˜€πŸš§β€οΈ

Next in line, please.

I went to renew our tags at the Ohio BMV this afternoon. And when I got to the BMV, there was no line…

Usually, when I make my yearly pilgrimage to the BMV, there’s a line out this door. But today there was no wait. Even when I was done, there still wasn’t a line…

Happy birthday to me! πŸ˜€πŸ”œβ€οΈ

My work set-up.

I took a photo of my set-up at work this morning. I have it pretty nice…

The MacBook and iPad are mine from home. Work provides the desktop with the dual monitors and the really nice view of downtown Cincinnati. πŸ˜€πŸ’»πŸ™οΈβ€οΈ

Downtown details.

Look at my window at work…

Just playing with my Moment 58mm Tele lens. I just love the vignetting in the corners of the photos with this lens.Β πŸ˜€πŸ™οΈπŸ“·β€οΈ

Mural, mural on the wall.

How cool is this new mural on the side of the Algin Furniture on Eighth Street?

It’s pretty cool that Algin has been using their wall for rotating murals. The last one was titled You hold the key.” This one is artist Joshua Stout and celebrates Cincinnati’s own little rockstar hippo, Fiona. Taken with Instagram. πŸ˜€πŸ–ŒοΈπŸŽ¨β€οΈ

#TBT Pause for paws.

Milan always used to love our walks down to Lytle Park…

And Milan and Oscar would always hang out together on the sofa…

Always remembering the good times with the bud dog. Thanks, Timehop!

ps. And here’s another couple photos of Oscar that showed up in my Timehop too…

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Watch that first step.

They were working on the elevator today at work…

Have you ever looked up a six-floor elevator shaft before?

Me either. Watch that first step. It’s a doozie. Taken with Instagram. πŸ˜€πŸ†™β€οΈ