Visualingual: Ever Onward Under Other Skies

Today is the 14-year anniversary of P. Scott Makela’s passing. For years now, I’ve wanted to explain his impact on me, but words fall short. I decided to stop worrying about whether or not I can write an adequate tribute; … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Ever Onward Under Other Skies

Visualingual: Casino Theater by Zettel & Rapp

The old Casino [later Regal] Theater is located at 1201 Linn St. in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood. It was designed by Zettel & Rapp and opened in 1913. According to this resource, George W. and Walter L. Rapp [I think … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Casino Theater by Zettel & Rapp

Visualingual: USS Alabama (BB-60) in Mobile

The USS Alabama (BB-60), a South Dakota-class battleship that served in WWII, measures 680 feet from stem to stern, half as long as the Empire State Building is tall, and 108 feet at the widest point. She was decommissioned in … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: USS Alabama (BB-60) in Mobile

Visualingual: Nashville Main Post Office by Marr & Holman

Located at 919 Broadway, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville began its life as the Main Post Office, designed in the Art Deco style by Marr & Holman and constructed in 1933-34. The flashy interior features cast … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Nashville Main Post Office by Marr & Holman

Visualingual: Cincinnati Times-Star Building by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Located at 800 Broadway in downtown Cincinnati, the old Times-Star Building by Samuel Hannaford & Sons opened its doors in 1933. The 16-story limestone building features an Art Deco façade that pays tribute to the printing and publishing businesses. The … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Cincinnati Times-Star Building by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Visualingual: Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 9

Today my ongoing typological investigation into the vanity license plates of Southwestern Ohio focuses on all creatures great and small. I’m a cat person, so we’ll start with cats and HLO KTTY. Moving right along, we’ve got BARECAT, KITNBUS, UCBRCT … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 9

Visualingual: Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park is the world’s longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored. Located in central Kentucky [in CST, for anyone who’s wondering; this really surprised us when we showed up an hour early for our … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky

Visualingual: Fort Pickens by Simon Bernard

Designed by French engineer Simon Bernard, Fort Pickens was constructed between 1829 and 1834, mostly using slave labor. It’s part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, located on the Western tip of Santa Rosa Island near Pensacola, FL. Fort Pickens … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Fort Pickens by Simon Bernard

Visualingual: The Rookery by Burnham & Root

Designed by John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham in 1888, The Rookery is a grand office building located at 209 South LaSalle St. in the Loop in Chicago. Originally 11 stories tall, it is an early icon of the Chicago … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: The Rookery by Burnham & Root

Visualingual: The Chanin Building by Sloan & Robertson

Located on the corner of Lexington Ave. and 42nd St. in the Midtown East area of Manhattan, the Art Deco Chanin Building was designed for Irwin S. Chanin by Sloan & Robertson and completed in 1928. Chanin, who had trained … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: The Chanin Building by Sloan & Robertson

Visualingual: Cincinnati Union Terminal by Alfred Fellheimer, Steward Wagner and Paul Phillipe Cret

The Cincinnati Union Terminal was designed by Alfred Fellheimer and Steward Wagner, with design consultant Paul Phillipe Cret being responsible for the dramatic Art Deco aesthetic inside and out. Ground was broken in 1929 just before the stock market crash, … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Cincinnati Union Terminal by Alfred Fellheimer, Steward Wagner and Paul Phillipe Cret

Visualingual: Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 8

The eighth installment of my typological investigation into the vanity license plates of Southwestern Ohio focuses on places, starting with NEUYORK and my accidental selfie. Ohio State is CAL DRMN: CALI CHC: ASPEN5: TOLEDO M: Closer to home, we’ve got … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 8

Visualingual: USS Drum (SS-228) in Mobile

Launched on 12 May 1941, the USS Drum (SS-228) was the first of the Gato-class submarines to be commissioned and enter WWII. It’s now located in Battleship Memorial Park alongside the USS Alabama and a collection of notable aircraft. A … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: USS Drum (SS-228) in Mobile

Visualingual: Ohio? Bike Rack by John Dixon

John Dixon of Dixon Branded designed this cool, minimalist bike rack as part of ArtWorks‘ ongoing Queen City Art Racks initiative. It’s located in front of 1411 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine. Entitled Ohio?, this is a simple outline of the … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Ohio? Bike Rack by John Dixon

Visualingual: A Perfect Weekend in Cincinnati

This question has come up in conversation and, when I’ve had the pleasure of hosting first-time visitors to Cincinnati, I’ve faced this challenge myself: how best to introduce an outsider to the Queen City? Here is my ideal itinerary for … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: A Perfect Weekend in Cincinnati

Visualingual: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham

ZOMG! The Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham is by far one of the most unique places I’ve ever visited. From 1882 until 1971, it operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace and, a decade after closing, it was … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham

Visualingual: Wynwood Walls in Miami

Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami whose warehouses now contain a mixture of industry, wholesale distributors, galleries and artist studios. It’s also home to one of the largest collections of street art in the world. Above is part of a … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Wynwood Walls in Miami

Visualingual: Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 7

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m pleased to present the latest installment in my ongoing investigation into the trends and themes of vanity license plates spotted in Southwestern Ohio. Today’s focus is love and marriage, and we’ll start with BACN … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Field Guide to the Vanity License Plates of Southwestern Ohio: Part 7

Visualingual: Alcazar Hotel by Carrère and Hastings

Alcatraz? No, Alcazar. The Alcazar Hotel, designed by Carrère and Hastings, opened on Christmas day, 1888 and closed in 1931. Today it houses the St. Augustine City Hall and the Lightner Museum. The Spanish Renaissance structure was originally a luxury … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Alcazar Hotel by Carrère and Hastings

Visualingual: Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Located in Fort Meyers, FL, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates includes the homes and gardens of the two inventors, a museum, and the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory. Above, the famous banyan tree, planted in 1925 and now, at an … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Weather for Cincinnati

Today Thursday
It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM EDT on July 23, 2014
Thunderstorm
84°/63°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2014
Partly Cloudy
77°/55°

Blogs Around Cincinnati

  • No Blogroll Links