Monday, July 13, 2015

Cincinnati: Queen City

June 2015

In an effort to boost the number of destinations on the side panel of this blog, I'm listing more domestic visitations! It's totally lame, but so am I! I went to Cincinnati to do a profile on the Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds and the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. Here's Cincy:

John Roebling Suspension Bridge. Same dude designed the Brooklyn Bridge and the similarities are evident. It connects Cincinnati with Covington, Kentucky over the Ohio River. 
You shouldn't really take pictures in the middle of the street. But - you know - for art.
I didn't run across the bridge because it was too hot and I'm lazy.
Black Brigade Monument at the Riverfront Park.
Paul Brown Stadium. Home of the Bengals.
Stadium facial. Nice from the outside. 

The mustaches are out in full-force for the All-Star Game.

Riverboat tribute.
HOFer Joe Morgan outside Great American Ball Park.
HOF catcher Ernie Lombardi. 17-year MLB catcher ('31-'47).
Ted Kluszewski. 15-year MLB 1st baseman ('47-'61).
Interview with Reds COO Phil Castellini.
Notice the 'stache on that fancy building in the backdrop.
Who's got an arm?! Chucking mid-50's heat from MLB distance at the Reds Museum that sits outside the park. 60-feet and 6-inches is a long way. 
A baseball wall commemorating Pete Rose's record-breaking hit. There's also a rose garden outside the museum that honors exactly where his hit landed in old Riverfront stadium.

All-Star logo outside of the stadium.
Cincy's famous Skyline chili, piled on top of spaghetti. All say this, I didn't hate it, but I wouldn't do it again.
Nada, a surprisingly tasty Mexican cantina. Fish, barbacoa, and pork belly tacos.

Taste of Belgium, good chicken and waffle spot in Cincy's  Over-the-Rhine (OTR) district, the new hipster area. The chicken was good, but the waffle deserves the trophy. A very hearty breakfast.

Morelein Lager House. This burger has pastrami, bacon, and fried egg.
The happy couple!
Nevermind. So fickle.
Stache at the airport.

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