Urban Hike…Downtown Cincinnati


Yesterday, I went on a two-hour “urban” hike through the streets of downtown Cincinnati with my hiking club.  Like many people, I’ve taken my own City for granted and am excited to be doing more things around my hometown.  We started our hike at Fountain Square…

In the winter there is a temporary ice skating rink set up…

As you can see, I like to display my photos as a collage now-a-days, because it doesn’t take up too much space that way…so I can display more photos.

We stopped in a few hotel lobbies to view their holiday decorations and to warm up briefly from the chilly weather (30’s) outside.

I discovered many new sites while walking…this statue of Abraham Lincoln is cool…didn’t even know it was here.

The two big buildings on the right are the Procter & Gamble headquarters.

Some of my photo collages are just for art’s sake…combining a variety of photographs that have interesting textures, colors and/or shapes.

A major grocery store in town is the Kroger chain.  It was started in 1883 by Bernard Kroger, who invested his life’s savings-$372 (roughly equal to $8,739.34 today) to open a grocery store in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Cincinnati.  Kroger was the son of a merchant, and his slogan was simple: “Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself.”  In the 1970s, Kroger became the first grocer in America to test an electronic scanner.  It is the second-largest grocery retailer–behind Wal-Mart–with over 3,600 stores located mainly in the midwestern and southern states.

Our newspaper is The Enquirer and Macy’s is a popular department store.

The Cincinnatian Hotel is one of the upscale hotels located downtown…

There were gingerbread creations on display…

We stopped at Cadillac Ranch…a restaurant/bar…for a late lunch.  They have a mechanical bull to ride.  I haven’t tried it yet.

The photos below are of Garfield Place.  In 1882, after the assignation of James A. Garfield (1831-1881), the short-lived Ohio President, the two block “park avenue” was memorialized as Garfield Place in 1882.

As we walked through the Netherland Hotel, I was surprised to discover that it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994.

There was a lovely water feature in the hotel…

The two photos on the right are large “graffiti” paintings on buildings and the photo on the left is in front of the library.  It’s a sculpture of books!

This is one of my favorite shots…

An Urban Hike is a great way to learn about your own City…so don’t let the cold keep you from getting outside!

26 thoughts on “Urban Hike…Downtown Cincinnati

  1. Greeetings from Norway! Thanks for liking my blog and what great news to visit yours! We have many things in common. You have a nice blog. Guess what? I have family in Cincenatti. My uncle lives there and I have benn there my self a few times. Last time was 3 years ago. I remember the places from the photos. I look forward to getting to know you and share experiences and future dreams about ravelling. Best regards from Kristine

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  2. Wow, wow, wow. I’ve been skimming through a lot of your posts, since you visited my blog. I spend a lot of time talking to women over age 50 about the unlimited power, joy, and possibility of this age. You are living proof of this. I will be delighted to follow you on your travels.

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  3. I love urban hikes. It’s such a fun way to get to know places. It was great to see Cincinnati again. It has been a long time since I was last down that way. Great photos! 🙂

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  4. Hi,
    Isn’t it amazing what we can discover when walking around. I adore that huge fountain, and the decorations in the Hotel are just fabulous, loved the post, and the pictures. 🙂

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