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A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« on: August 20, 2007, 09:33:31 PM »
Well I guess the saying holds true...you can take the boy out of Cincinnati, but you can't take Cincinnati out of the boy.  I HAD to come back to the 513 for a quick weekend trip.  So I packed in as much as I could in two short days.  I got in late Friday night and relaxed with the family...then woke up Saturday morning to check out my old stomping grounds at Panera on Calhoun Street...then it was down to Findlay Market, then the Gateway Quarter for some shopping, then had lunch with a friend at B/G Diner, then some more walking around, then headed on over to the Mercantile Library for a tour and a history lesson.

Later that night I headed downtown for some afterhours fun.  First stop was Cadillac Ranch and the line wrapped around the block down Walnut St...then Lodge Bar and they too had a long line.  We got into McFadden's and were there for a little while and then hit up Sully's which was more fun.  We left around 2am and hit up Dinks (almost right across the street, and yes...open at 2am) for some eats.

Well here goes...from beginning of Saturday morning to later that afternoon.  Too much fun later that night to take care of any camera gear so no pics after hours.




Real density!!!








Findlay Market time...






















Little doggies








New mural on Central Parkway


Just gorgeous


And across the street...BAM!




Outside the Q and in the historic 4th Street area...this is the building that was just announced for a condo rehab - 312 McFarland




Mercantile Library...for more on its long history and other details check out my recent blog entry on UrbanCincy!






















Electricity is a new amenity for the library








This glass floor was installed to maximize natural light from the pre-electricity days




So long from Cincy...and so long from the Mercantile Library (UncleRando will be back in Cincy 9/15/07...the countdown begins)
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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 09:58:27 PM »
Wow! Excellent photos!

Your photography has really improved! (That is meant as a compliment, not an insult)

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 10:59:24 PM »
Huh.
I love it when people come into a message board and immediately begin to mix it up.  I mean, Jesus, at least say hello!  Do you walk into a room full of strangers, pick a random woman, and tell her she's fat? - buildingcincinnati

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 11:04:31 PM »
Did someone delete my post in this thread? Great pics. New perspectives. Randy's pics have always been good, it looks like he took them with a better camera though.
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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 11:18:59 PM »
I so want to be there.

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 12:04:59 AM »
I would too...if I were from Kentucky. Hehe.
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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 12:21:37 AM »
Cool UncleRando.  Great shots.

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007, 07:26:19 AM »
Huh.

Should I (or anyone) understand what this means?

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007, 07:57:35 AM »
It means he likes what he sees I'm sure.  You should have more weekend flings. 

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2007, 09:14:16 AM »
The Mercantile is actually a pretty decent library.  I found some obscure titles there, old books too, that even as a member I was surprised they were willing to lend me.  A great place for a bagged lunch downtown.

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2007, 09:15:46 AM »
great shots rando... sorry i couldn't meet up with you that night...  :-(
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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2007, 11:02:36 AM »
Findlay Market looks awesome.  I really need to get over to Cinc. to check out OTR, etc.  Thanks for the photos.
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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2007, 11:55:31 AM »

Real density!!!



If only we could get the population stats back up to early 1900's...

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2007, 11:58:28 AM »
Nice shots!

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2007, 12:15:43 PM »
Huh.

Should I (or anyone) understand what this means?

No.  Just understand it's a compliment.
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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2007, 12:16:27 PM »
^I see...well in that case thank you!  :-D

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2007, 01:53:34 PM »
great shots rando... sorry i couldn't meet up with you that night...  :-(

Ditto from me.. i was at home for my brother's wedding.. can't wait till Labor Day weekend I will be in the ATL and we will be paintin the town lol!!  :drunk:
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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2007, 02:20:57 PM »
Good stuff.  Love those shots of the Merc.
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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2007, 02:44:04 PM »
Awesome shots!  What is the Mercantile Library?  It's private, membership driven?

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2007, 02:59:37 PM »
Yes it is a private library that has a yearly membership fee.  I did a write up about it with some historical information and interesting facts, as well as, how to find more information about the library on UrbanCincy.  Here is the write up:
http://urbancincy.blogspot.com/2007/08/cincinnati-mercantile-library.html

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2007, 03:47:14 PM »

Real density!!!



If only we could get the population stats back up to early 1900's...

I don't think we want to be living 6 to a room German Catholic style.  I'll settle for the mid 1960s population

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2007, 07:02:15 PM »
Nice FM pictures.

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2007, 12:33:52 PM »

Real density!!!



If only we could get the population stats back up to early 1900's...

Well, I'm moving there from Milwaukee as soon as I get my degree.  That's a start.  I fell in love with the place a couple of years ago, and I've been promoting the city here in MKE ever since.  I can't believe more people don't know of how beautiful it is.  And when I say that I'm moving there, I mean OTR or Pendleton, NOT The Village of Indian Hills. 

PS - Thanks for the eye-candy.
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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2007, 12:44:13 PM »
Nice!!  :banger:

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2007, 12:47:41 PM »
^^ the Village of Indian Hill is legally a city, so the actual name of the Jurisdiction is the City of the Village of Indian Hill. 

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2007, 07:35:11 PM »
Indian Hill is beautiful in its own right as well (natural and built).  A better example of where you're not moving to would be West Chester or Florence or somewhere like that.

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2007, 07:41:55 PM »
This kid looks like he's flashing gang signs.


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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2007, 07:57:41 PM »
^LOL!

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2007, 04:15:51 PM »
Indian Hill is beautiful in its own right as well (natural and built).  A better example of where you're not moving to would be West Chester or Florence or somewhere like that.
Thanks for the tips on where not to move, edale.  I love it.
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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2007, 04:20:00 PM »
Huh.

Should I (or anyone) understand what this means?

That is Chris' way of saying he was here but he is too lazy to write more as he has probably just looked at 80 threads in the previous hour on SSP, SSC, UO and a few others I don't know about.

Anyway, I am glad to see more shots from Fairview Park.  You would think a few vintage ones from this park exist somewhere in the world.

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Re: A Weekend Fling with Cincinnati
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2007, 07:46:32 PM »
Hey, go you!  Very cool stuff...belated thanks for your thread!

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