Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cincinnati Riverfront

I love Cincinnati. I love the city itself, I love the suburb where I live. I love the Cincinnati culture, particularly the food--Skyline Chili, Graeter's Ice Cream, LaRosa's Pizza, Montgomery Inn, geotta, all that good stuff. And you might not be able to tell with all my mocking, but I even love the way native Cincinnatians say "yous" and "yous guys" instead of "you", "you all", or the famous southern "y'all". I love the Ohio River. I love the Aronoff, Music Hall, and Fountain Square downtown. I love Carew Tower and the Serpentine Wall. I love going to Reds games, Cyclones games, and mocking the Bengals (I'm proud of their wins and unsurprised by their losses). I love the many murals, museums, and other downtown attractions.

I love driving north on I-75 through Florence, Kentucky at night, when you go around the bend in the road and see the Cincinnati skyline all lit up and beautiful. That view from I-75 might be my favorite part of Cincinnati. Other than the food.

Like I said, I love Cincinnati.

Sunday was my sister's last day in town before she had to head back to college in Tennessee, and she said she wanted to visit the Serpentine Wall. The Serpentine Wall, my friends, is Cincinnati's beautiful answer to other cities' levees and flood walls:

So we went and took the Anderson Ferry (which is a spectacular and Very Cheap way to cross the Ohio River!) to Hebron, Kentucky, and then drove over to Newport on the Levee. We parked there and crossed back into Cincinnati over the Purple People Bridge, which is exactly what it sounds like: a purple bridge for pedestrians. 

We then walked the whole length of the Serpentine Wall, and then back again. It was great fun. After that, we went for a walk in the park on the other side of the Purple People Bridge. It too was great fun. Eventually, however, the day had to come to close. We walked back across the bridge and made our way to the car, and cross the Ohio river (for the fourth time in one day!) via the Dan C. Beard Bridge. 

It was on this little adventure that I took this picture, which I (appropriately) titled "Cincinnati Riverfront":

I like this shot because it has so much Cincinnati-ness to it. There's the Showboat Majestic on the left, and the Roebling Bridge and National Steamboat Monument in the background. It was taken from the Serpentine Wall, and you can see the cars of people attending the Reds vs Padres game. I mean, is it possible to fit much more of the riverfront life into just picture?

I took many other pictures that day, some of which might also find their way to CaileysArt

What's that? You want to see them? Hmm... Well, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to give you a few sneak-peeks, since I love you all so much and you're my favorite readers... Okay, here's a peek just for you. 

What do you think, should I add these to the shop? Keep a sharp watch; you might find these three available for sale in the coming days or weeks!

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