This seems to be turning into a regular feature, as there’s been no shortage of WTFuckery lately. The Rensler’s tile downtown is the latest victim in an ongoing conspiracy against Cincinnati ghost signage [see also this and this].
Above was the scene on Saturday around noon. A couple of hours later I naturally assumed that the whole entryway was being retiled:
Later on Saturday, the guy was gone, so I thought this crazy trifecta was the finished product:
But, no, that would have been too bizarre. This is the eventual outcome:
Granted, as you can see in my photo from almost 5 years ago, the entryway was cracked and sagging, so this was probably long overdue. Still, a bummer:
Oh man–such a bummer! WTFuckery indeed! I’m so glad to have documented pics of it though. My pictures of Rensler’s was featured in this post on tile typography:
At least it did not go unobserved, fading quietly into the night…
Yeah, I don’t know how it happened that I kept walking past this place all weekend; I didn’t really intend to document this play-by-play.
Nikki, what a gorgeous collection of photos!
For anyone who’s curious, the Aronoff tile on 12th St. is probably my favorite tiled entryway in Cincinnati. If it ever disappears like this, I might have to smack someone.
WOW! i haven’t seen Aronoff tile before–beautiful!
so sad. at least they didn’t tile it over with linoleum!