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Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« on: November 27, 2007, 06:09:11 PM »
I was Downtown quite a bit over the past weekend and took some shots of a lot of the holiday festivities...gotta love the city this time of year!

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 06:23:42 PM »
Good stuff.

I was in Hyde Park on Black Friday evening; it was no Rookwood, but had a pretty good crowd.

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 06:38:09 PM »
The day after thanksgiving (black friday) was a madhouse on the square. They had the streets blocked off and we had over 300 reservations that night (which is insane). Because Via Vite's terrace is accessible from the square, people were coming up there to see the tree lighting and fireworks. People who reserved rooms upstairs were complaining that the view of the square that they reserved was obstructed due to people standing on the terrace and demanded that the managers move them aside.  We tried to barricade but it didnt stop a city beat photographer from busting through.

Its nice to see the square so busy during the holidays though.
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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 08:01:56 PM »
Look at shots #5 and #32, I wish the Belvedere company (owner of Carew Tower) would get around to power washing all those stains under the windows on the base of the tower, very ugly!
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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007, 11:46:32 PM »
Nice shots Rando.  BTW, saw you out in front of Javier's last week I guess.  You were occupied by some young ladies. ;)

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2007, 12:45:58 AM »
Nice shots, man.  Lots of life.
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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2007, 02:04:17 AM »
Where are the singing bears in picture 16?

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2007, 05:33:21 AM »
^Showbiz Pizza didn't let them out of their contract this year.

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2007, 07:57:12 AM »
Nice shots Rando.  BTW, saw you out in front of Javier's last week I guess.  You were occupied by some young ladies. ;)

Did You go to Javiers again Randy?  Or did you ditch me that day for these young ladies.  Or, did BallHatGuy mistake me for young ladies?  Whichever way, I am not happy.   :wink:

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2007, 07:58:03 AM »
nice pict randy, btw.  Graeters really needs to put awning along their storefront, really give the square much needed color. 

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2007, 08:09:43 AM »
Nice! I love Downtowns during the Holidays. It is just not the same when it's 83 degrees.  :-(

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2007, 08:43:49 AM »
The mounted police are making sure there won't be any drunken holiday revelers skinny-dipping in the fountain!



Neat photos; holiday crowds give any public space a festive feeling.
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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2007, 08:56:44 AM »
Where are the singing bears in picture 16?

They have been moved, along with Santa, to a spot inside the actual mall area.  I was also confused and thought they were gone at first.

Nice shots Rando.  BTW, saw you out in front of Javier's last week I guess.  You were occupied by some young ladies. ;)

Did You go to Javiers again Randy?  Or did you ditch me that day for these young ladies.  Or, did BallHatGuy mistake me for young ladies?  Whichever way, I am not happy.   :wink:

I'm guessing he was mistaking you for young ladies, because that is the only time I've been to Javier's.  You do have a feminine look of sorts. :wink: :laugh:

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2007, 09:25:45 AM »
I could have sworn you were talking to a bunch of women Rando.  My bad!

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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2007, 10:13:49 AM »
hhhmmmm, interesting

Where are the singing bears in picture 16?

They have been moved, along with Santa, to a spot inside the actual mall area.  I was also confused and thought they were gone at first.

Nice shots Rando.  BTW, saw you out in front of Javier's last week I guess.  You were occupied by some young ladies. ;)

Did You go to Javiers again Randy?  Or did you ditch me that day for these young ladies.  Or, did BallHatGuy mistake me for young ladies?  Whichever way, I am not happy.   :wink:

I'm guessing he was mistaking you for young ladies, because that is the only time I've been to Javier's.  You do have a feminine look of sorts. :wink: :laugh:

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2007, 10:51:39 AM »
lol!!!!!
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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2007, 02:34:17 PM »
I could have sworn you were talking to a bunch of women Rando.  My bad!

Well...I mean aside from my normal entourage of women.  It's easy for me to forget sometimes... :wink2:

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2007, 04:58:58 PM »
Great set, Fountain Square looks very lively.  THE fountain is very nice, and I'm jealous that you guys have a skating rink.  Not feeling THE tree so much though.  It looks a little sorry.

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2007, 08:15:47 PM »
HAHA that kid in pic 5 totally ate it.

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2007, 05:51:40 PM »
Too bad you can't shop at a grocery store the size of Cleveland's!  Or atleast Lima's!

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2007, 01:26:16 PM »
leafs on your trees? people in hooded sweatshirts? huh?

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2007, 12:13:15 AM »
leafs on your trees? people in hooded sweatshirts? huh?

I don't get it?


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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2007, 02:01:10 AM »
that might be THE fountain, but this one is THEE fountain  :wink:

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2007, 08:33:12 AM »
Wish I could be there to play broomball on the square

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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2007, 11:28:40 AM »
leafs on your trees? people in hooded sweatshirts? huh?

I don't get it?


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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2007, 01:36:20 PM »
^Detroit's is better.
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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2007, 03:57:30 PM »
leafs on your trees? people in hooded sweatshirts? huh?

I don't get it?


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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2007, 04:01:52 PM »
Lord, you brought the map.
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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2007, 04:08:26 PM »
Lord, you brought the map.

Well, when I read "tropical" I got a little chuckle out of it. ;)
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« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2007, 04:24:05 PM »
pope come on

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2007, 04:28:00 PM »
Isn't that the fountain from "Friends"?
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« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2007, 04:54:57 PM »
Cincinnati=Tropical
Cleveland=Arctic
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As a semi-frequent traveler between the three C's, it "feels" night and day between the three metros. It could have been a freak weather day,  but the fact that people were wearing hooded sweatshirts and there was leaves still on the trees in late november? It also doesn't help that i live .75 miles from a lake. Add in Cincy's higher frequency of sunny days and why the "tropical" joke.

Either way, back to the pics, looking good Cincy!

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Re: Downtown Cincinnati: Time for the holidays!
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2007, 12:41:11 AM »
Jeebus...who invited Jim Cantore?
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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2007, 08:29:10 AM »
Nice pics......at first I thought it was some homeless man or something sleeping on the rink in pic five.....lol. 
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