Another beautiful mural.

Check out this Artworks mural at the corner of Vine and Seventh Streets…

It might not be new but it was new to me…

It’s another really pretty mural in downtown Cincinnati. 😀🎨🖌️🌺❤️

Downtown details.

It was cold outside today. I was going to walk through the Skywalk to avoid the cold on my way to the bus. On my way to the Skywalk, I noticed that the Millenium Hotel was closed and undergoing a liquidation sale…

I walked through the Hyatt Regency up to the second floor across The Skywalk over to Carew Tower. Carew Tower was having their 2020 Fight For Air Climb to support the American Lung Association by climbing the 804 Stairs over 45 floors of Carew Tower…

I was going to continue on through the Skywalk from Carew Tower across Fifth Street to Fountain Place but that portion Skywalk was closed…

I left Carew Tower and noticed the skating rink on Fountain Square had been taken down, just as it’s starting to feel like actual skating weather…

The Booksellers on Fountain Square is closed now…

Looking inside Fountain Place everything is closed. And that made me wonder what happened to Palomino up on the second floor

I went to see if Palomino was still there and it didn’t look good…

And Palomino’s gone and that’s pretty sad. I was happy to see that the Toynbee Tile was still on Seventh Street…

And I noticed that there was a new-to-me Artworks mural on the side of the Hustler just a little ways down Seventh Street…

I walked by Deskey and they removed the mantra they had on their front windows

I always thought the mantra was kind of ridiculous. The almost full moon was already starting to pop out from behind the buildings…

And the exterior of the building at the corner of Eighth and Main Streets looked really close to being completed…

It’s interesting to me how much things can change downtown over just a few months but also just how much things stay the same. And the only real constant is change.
😀🏙️🚧❤️

New artworks at Sidewinder.

We stopped at Sidewinder for coffee this morning on our way downtown…

And their new artworks on display were these intricately detailed little dioramas…

Sometimes, Sidewinder has some really cool artworks on display. 😀☕️🖼️❤️

Another rainy Saturday.

This morning we woke up early again to head over to Trader Joe’s before it got too crazy busy on Saturday. The later it gets, the busier it gets. We usually try to get to Trader Joe’s as close to 8am when it open as we can. This morning was our best time
so far. We pulled into their parking lot at 8:02am…

I just thought that little berry bunny was pretty cute. We didn’t get any frozen chocolate cover strawberry pieces though. I wonder if they would be good?

After we were done getting groceries at TJ’s, we headed over to get our Saturday morning coffee at Biggby

Biggby is our reward for getting up and getting groceries out of the way. We both got hot chocolates this morning. Biggby had more student artwork on display on their walls. I really liked the hills with the watercolor skies…

The owl and the elephant were really great too…

And if we had a daughter and named her Niala…

She would be Niala Fiala. Maybe Niala could be a middle name.

Later, we went over to Taft’s Brewpourium for another lunch with our gift cards we got for Christmas…

Taft’s had a new Hazelnut Latte Coffee Milk Stout on tap…

And it was really delicious. We watched the Michigan-Illinois game on our little tablet. We shared a small pizza with pepperoni, sausage and banana peppers…

We also shared some of Taft’s chicken wings…

We had six buffalo wings and six Cherrywood BBQ wings…

I think I really like the Cherrywood BBQ the best. But they’re both really good. And even though, Michigan lost. Again. It was a great lunch. We just love Taft’s pizza and wings.

Later, we started watching a series called 11.22.63 on Hulu. It’s pretty good so far. And even though it was another rainy day, it was another pretty good Saturday. 😀🌨️❤️

Two years ago.

Two years ago, my nephew Edgerton sent us this amazing little piece of art entitled, “Octopod for Shellington & Captain Barnacles”…

And it’s still one of my favorites and it’s still hanging in my office…

I adore this little piece of art.😀📝🐙❤️

Downtown details.

It was a really pretty afternoon in downtown Cincinnati. It was a little bit windy but the temperature was pretty nice for the beginning of December. So I ran out to get something to eat this afternoon. I walked over to The Banks. Along the way, I stopped to admire The Skystar Wheel with the Roebling Suspension Bridge in the background…

It’s become a permanent addition to The Banks. We still need to go ride on it. I bet the views are pretty spectacular. I ended up getting this sammich from Burgerfi

It was okay. I also stopped to admire the Rose Lavelle mural on West Freedom Way…

And when I was leaving work, Paul Bown Stadium was all lit up for some reason…

I love all the unique sights in downtown Cincinnati. 😀❤️

My last day at Deskey.

After six years, today was my last day at Deskey. This is what my office looked like at the end of last week before I accepted the offer for my new position…

And here’s what it looked like this morning…

I’m going to miss being able to see Carew Tower out of my office window…

I’m not going miss that terrible ArtWorks mural of the pale lady staring at me all day…

I’m really going to miss watching the construction across the street take shape…

You know it’s time to move on when that’s the thing you’re going to miss the most…

Thanks for a good six years, Deskey. Best wishes for your continued success. Say what you will, it’s definitely been an experience…

Turning the page, and onto the next chapter. We’ll be staying in Cincinnati. I’m joining the Midwest office of the Grey Group as a Senior Designer. I’m sooo excited about this new adventure.  My first day will be next Wednesday. 😀👋❤️

Seen and noted.

I loved, loved, LOVED this painting that I saw in the window Algin Retro Furniture at the corner of Eighth and Main Streets…

Loved it. But when I went back to try to see how much it was, it wasn’t in the window anymore. It was probably ridiculously expensive. Everything in Algin Retro is super overpriced. Oh well. At least I got this photo of the painting. Taken with Instagram.
😀🎨🖌️❤️

Seen and noted.

Check out these beautiful new all wooden artworks at Sidewinder Coffee

There are a lot of really talented artists out there in the world. 😀☕️🖼️❤️

Winding down another work week.

I’m packing up my workspace and calling it a week. I’m heading home for a three-day weekend. They gave us Monday off for a holiday shopping day. And they gave us a nice holiday bonus for our shopping. So that’s pretty nice. 😀💻❤️

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