The Go OTR 5K and Summer Celebration was May 21. Check out the following links for photos (and a cool timelapse) of the event:
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When a gap appears between two buildings in OTR, a number of things could happen to it. It could become a barren parcel, a parking lot, a garden or it could be replaced with a new building. Plenty of such “opportunity lots” already exist in OTR and many have been put to good use, be it as sites for reflection or reverie.
This gem comes by way of the Over-the-Rhine Foundation:
“A quiet respite from urban life, Old St. Mary’s garden -pictured here from its entrance off Main St. – is a beautiful example of what can be created in the “missing teeth” in the OTR landscape. Let’s think outside the box, or rather the empty boxes, of barren urban lots and create a spaces for nature to express.”
For more courtyards in OTR, check out this gallery on Flickr.
You appreciate Over-the-Rhine. When did you first learn about and/or experience OTR? How has your perception of it changed since your first impression? Was it love at first sight?
As a resident of OTR, what would you like to tell non-residents about the neighborhood and its new energy?
On Wine Me, Dine Me’s about page you write, “A lifelong Cincinnatian (with a penchant for travel), she loves nothing more than sharing the hidden gems of her hometown with as many people as possible.” OTR seems to have an ever-growing number of restaurants of all types, from high-end to mom-and-pops. How would you describe OTR’s burgeoning food scene?
(photos of food from Senate at 1212 Vine St.)
You travel quite a bit. What are some things you would like to see happen in Cincinnati/OTR that are happening in other cities?
Thanks for the great OTRview, Julie!
Two photos of OTR children playing in the neighborhood. The first was taken by Nick Thomas during this year’s Go OTR 5K and Summer Celebration. His thoughts on covering OTR and the event are worth a read and can be found at his photo website photo-cincy.com
5chw4r7z’s post on the event informs us that some of the children in the photo are of part of the Citykin family. Citykin is one of my favorite OTR-based blogs. Its goal “is to generate friendships and share information regarding the promotion and retention of families in the urban center of Cincinnati.”
The second picture comes via the US National Archives photostream on flickr and photographer Tom Hubbard:
And to top it all off, check out this compilation of US National Archives photos of Fountain Square from the 1970s. The song is “Summer in the City.” Video created by Fountain Square’s youtube user account: Genius of Water
Photo credit photographer James Jenkins
More info about Matt W Moore’s time in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati can be found here.
118 years ago today, the Samuel Hannaford-designed Cincinnati City Hall was dedicated with a parade, speeches, music, masses of flowers, and spectacular fireworks in the evening. Here’s a link to some City Hall trivia.
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate today in Cincinnati, not the least of which is the start of the MusicNow Festival.