: On the Riverfront The Urbanophile takes a look at Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and St. Louis.
: a video tour through an empty mall. Dead/Abandoned Malls – Cincinnati Mills
: How I Learned to Love the Mall Zan McQuade on her “strange and insatiable fetish for malls.”
: touring an architectural gem in the town of Florence, AL. Finding Frank Lloyd Wright in Alabama
: cracks me up every time I check it out. Park Slope Family Circus
: just that. 10 Most Beautiful City Parks in the US
: really cool painted installations, reminiscent of the work of Paper Donut’s Optical Illusions Felice Varini.
: a well-deserved parody of the Meet Cincinnati USA yellow-panted wonder.
: just that. Cincinnati Union Terminal – Those Were the Days
: a Chicagoan checks out the Queen City. Cincinnati Is Cool
: a Louisvillian explores Naptown. Indianapolis: You Are Beautiful
: the work of artist Jeppe Hein, who created Oddly-Shaped Benches that Encourage a Change in Social Behavior Bench around the Lake in Indy.
: for what it’s worth, I don’t find this map especially funny or clever. Judgmental Maps: NYC
: Yukino Ohmura’s Dot Sticker Tokyo Landscapes amazing cityscapes made entirely out of stickers!
I spotted this multi-layered ghost sign at 720 East Market St. in Louisvile. Riedling & Bro Hay, Grain and Mill Feed, General Repairing, All Kinds of Storage & Consignments, Shipping, and Wright are all I can make out.
The ghost sign for Bensinger’s is located at 313-315 West Market St. in downtown Louisville, on the side of the old Bensinger Outfitting Co. department store building.
The massive OK Storage ghost sign is located at 1100 East Broadway in Louisville. It’s not amazing, but it’s okay. I’m kidding. It
is amazing; just look at it!
: more chains; hurray for progress! Cincinnati’s New-Found Buzz Helping Attract Retailers to Region
: over in Covington, a sad, messy and confusing debacle took place this week around a legal mural that was suddenly painted over. Mural and Impact
: the demise of an Art Deco building on the University of Cincinnati campus. No Other Place on Earth Like It: UC’s Wilson Auditorium Comes Down, Taking Ghosts, Dreams and the Love of Students and Faculty with It
: interesting to watch the streetcar development in Detroit in light of Cincinnati’s precarious state of affairs. Despite Bankruptcy, Momentum in Motown Builds for Streetcar
: just that. Downtown Louisville Is Getting a Trippy Hunter S. Thompson Memorial
: over in Salt Lake City, policing that actually makes sense. A Police Chief Tries To Reform The System From Within
: wow! Bauhaus Opens Its Dorms to Paying Guests
Located on the Ohio River in downtown Louisville’s
Flock of Finns is an installation of 28 painted metal sculptures based on the work of folk artist Marvin Finn.
The majestic ghost sign for S. E. Davis Loans is located on the corner of South 1st and West Market Sts. in downtown Louisville. Guns! Musical instruments! Yes!
This is specifically to the fine states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, California, Arizona, Texas, and Oklahoma — thank you all so much for your hospitality over the past couple of weeks. We had a fine time on your roads, from interstates to dirt roads to a bit of Route 66. Your natural wonders are amazing, and your cities are as varied as your terrain. We’ll definitely be back, though we probably won’t visit all of you again.
May 28, 2012
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Daniel Huffman has created a series of River Maps that mimic Modern urban transit maps, “perfect for the urbanite who cannot comprehend nature without it being translated into a more constructed language.” Hmm, that sounds like me.