While this trip seems like a million years ago now, here are some pics I took while visiting family in Ohio:
This is the Cincinnati Transport Museum which was is a restored train station from the 1930s. It was built in the Art Deco style and was really a fascinating building. Amtrak is still in operation here and it was interesting to see the waiting room off the one side of the actual museum.
This is a mural that was on the inside wall of the museum. This place was really incredible.
These are the original ticket windows. The ticket booth now houses the museum gift shop.
Another fantastic mural.
Next up was a visit to Findlay Market. Like most big cities Cincinnati has a marketplace for fresh fruits and veggies.
From what I was told, the upstairs of these old buildings are condemned so no businesses are in them. This didn’t keep the flower boxes away though. The facades of these old brick buildings were gorgeous.
Ohio has to be one of the prettiest states I’ve ever visited. A decade ago when moving to Phoenix from Boston I drove through the middle of the state and there were so many areas that looked liked something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Ohio is also incredibly green. After living in the desert for a while I’m not quite used to that much vibrant greenery. I felt a little like Dorothy in the Emerald City.
If you ever visit Cincinnati plan on stopping at Findlay Market. Try the Belgian waffles. They are hot and fresh off of the waffle press. We bought a bunch and then snacked on them all afternoon. irresistible!