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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Strolling Cincinnati

Good morning,

Today's images were taken while we strolled the streets of downtown Cincinnati. 
This is the corner of Fourth and Vine.  That's a trolly bus that runs between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
PNC bank occupies the southeast corner.
As we walked across Fourth Street, we came upon TJ Maxx which used to be the very, very upscale Gidding Jenny store.
If you look very carefully, you can still see the shadow of the letters that have been removed above those black squares and below the second floor windows.
  I remember waiting for my Dad to drive across Fourth Street and pick up my mother and me after we had shopped on Saturdays. There was music and perfume in the air.  Ah, yes, the luxury of yesteryear.  Now it is part of TJ Maxx.
 As we walked down Vine Street toward Third Street, I noted this sprinkler alarm.  I like the Viking name. ;)
 This shot is from Third Street looking up Vine. 
 We walked North again...
 ...and past this old bank building.  Cincinnati was originally settled by German immigrants who named this bank.  The bank was out of business (surely merged with another) long before I was born here.

I hope you enjoyed our walk downtown.  

All the best,
 Lois

16 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Downtown Cincinnati is beautiful and clean with wonderful architecture. Thanks for the tour, Lois! I hope you have a good day. Pamela

MarkD60 said...

Interesting photos. People probably walk by these places every day and never see this.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i like the non-glass buildings. such character!

Karen said...

Lovely heritage buildings there Lois!

Montanagirl said...

Always enjoy walking with you! What is the population of Cincinnati?

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Mona,

The population inside the city boundaries of Cincinnati is just under 300,000. However, the city is made up of many, many suburbs and the total population of Greater Cincinnati is nearly 3,000,000.

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and for your kind comments.

All the best,
Lois

Bob Bushell said...

All the building are made of glass, I wouldn't want to be window cleaner!

Frank said...

I have to admit that the older architecture is more to my taste that all that expanse of glass.

VP said...

An interesting walk in an elegant district.

Lois Evensen said...

Hi everyone,

I agree that I like the older buildings/architecture better, too.

Lois

Barbara said...

There are likely many Gidding Jennys across the nation; I know my city lost its major department store years ago. Somehow the TJ Maxxes will never match the cachet of those who came before.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I always enjoy your walkalongs.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love the historical aspect you shared. And I must say, the images you've shared makes the city look so clean and beautified with the flower blossoms. Here---in the downtown area, it's trash here, trash there...everywhere you look. [Trash as in debris blowing down the gutters, etc.]

Elaine said...

Beautiful city shots in this and the last couple posts. I don't often spend time in the city--well, Alaska just doesn't have much city at all. Even when we travel though we tend to gravitate to the smaller towns, although at least once a year we drive through Seattle as my sons live on opposite ends.

Elaine said...

Beautiful city shots in this and the last couple posts. I don't often spend time in the city--well, Alaska just doesn't have much city at all. Even when we travel though we tend to gravitate to the smaller towns, although at least once a year we drive through Seattle as my sons live on opposite ends.

Deere Driver said...

Glad I got to tour with you. Ohio is one state I've barely seen. Thanks!