Mar. 30 2010

This Peace Bike incident was fairly uneventful - until we got near the end, when a hidden gem emerged. But you're going to have to wade through lots of other stuff in this photo set first...

East on Windsor Street towards St. James Avenue. The second building on the right was once Windsor Public School.

Northeast on Gilbert Avenue (US 22/OH 3) from Windsor.

How many odd views of the Cincinnati skyline can there possibly be? This is southwest on Gilbert, with a hill warning sign looming above the street. And around here, when they say there's a hill, they mean it. They mean it like a dictionary, they do.

Now this is good. This is west on McMillan Street from Gilbert.

They're gettin' better! This is north on May Street from Oak Street. I-71 is to the left of here, and May was rerouted ahead to make room for the Interstate.

West on Oak, going over I-71. There's lots of medical buildings here, and there's some enclosed walkway over the street up ahead, linking the buildings.

North on I-71 from Oak. The long ramp from McMillan is merging into I-71.

North on Highland Avenue approaching Oak. What's of interest here is the red and green houses on the left - which bore signs saying they were "ordered vacant" by the city. The city has no business hassling the homeless as long as it orders perfectly good houses to be vacated.

South on the narrow Van Street from University Avenue.

North on the brick-paved Seminole Street from University.

East on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, roughly at Vine. This has been known as Martin Luther King Jr. Drive since the late 1980s. This is near where the former St. Clair Avenue became Melish Avenue, before both received their current name.

North on Vine Street from Corry Street. Vine serves as the dividing line between the east and west sides of the city. But this stretch of Vine is disconnected from the part that runs downtown.

West on William Howard Taft Road. It becomes Calhoun Street at the intersection.

East on McGregor Avenue from Auburn Avenue.

Now, the real treat! Years earlier, I'd seen several blocks of abandoned rowhouses - but I couldn't remember where they were, and I was never able to find them again. Imagine my surprise when the rowhouses popped up on this outing! More strikingly, they were still abandoned after all those years! This is west on Glencoe Place in Mount Auburn. The homes date from the late 19th century and were actually once a swanky address.

Continuing further into the amazing Glencoe Place rowhouses!

South on Adnored Court from Glencoe Place. This is fantastic!!!

Looking back east on Glencoe. Before anyone insists this is a high-crime area, remember that the rowhouses are missing one very important element that's necessary for crime: people.

"You Thill me...Every night, every day..." In this video, we start off on Glencoe Place and end up going west on Thill Street. Even the part of this video after the rowhouses is great!

The break in the video is for this excellent photo. This is east on Leroy Court (with a broken TV laying in the street).

There's a sad ending to the story of the rowhouses in this photo shoot. The rowhouses were reportedly demolished in 2013 - despite the fact that they were on the National Register of Historic Places.

Finally, west on 6th Street downtown!

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