The Emery Auditorium was the home for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 1912 until 1936 when they moved to Music Hall. The acoustics of the auditorium has been compared to Carnegie Hall in NYC by the famous conductor Leopold Stokowski. Many world famous performing artists have appeared here. The Emery has been neglected for many years but there is an effort currently underway to restore and renovate this great theater.
I have previously produced a panorama of this bridge but went back as it is a great subject to photograph. The reason was for a test of some new equipment to allow me to get some new interesting perspectives of my subjects. The test results are even better than I imagined and I am looking forward to further explorations with these techniques.
- Lots of Steps
Cincinnati, on the banks of the Ohio River, sets in a valley and is surrounded by hills. There are several sets of long stairways around town, some still maintained, a lot have disintegrated. These date from the earlier days of the city before car travel was practical. This was how people got up to the “new” neighborhoods up on the hills. Here is one of the longer sets, part maintained, part disintegrated. The bottom part is still maintained and has about 200 steps from W McMicken Ave up to Fairview Park Rd, across Fairview the steps used to continue up to Warner St. This set is now closed and decaying. See panos of both sets by clicking the image above.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Abandoned Church
Another long abandoned church building in the Sedamsville neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati Preservation Society managed to forestall the immanent destruction of this building with the hope of finding someone to buy and renovate the structure.
First German Reformed Church View 3
Here are several 360 panoramas from the long abandoned “Reformed Church.” Lots of texture and clutter here!
Here is a series of panoramas taken deep underground in the lagering cellars that have become popular to visit during the annual Bockfest in Cincinnati by taking the Prohibition Resistance Tour.
Kauffman Brewing Lagering Cellar
The small building in the foreground, the Painter’s Shack, is about a 1 mile hike up a gravel road from the campus of Thomas Aquinas College. A favorite haunt of the students, it also is a great spot to get a really nice view of the surrounding countryside, especially at sunrise or sunset.
Painter's Shack at Sunset
In the Painter's Shack at Sunrise
Here are a couple panos from an abandoned building on Clay Street in Cincinnati.
The Green Room
I remember riding in our car across this bridge when I was a child. Time and neglect has taken it’s toll. Now it stands in silent decay as canoeists drift through it’s shadows on the lazy Whitewater River. I have another more recent pano of this bridge here.
Deep in the heart of Mt. Airy forest lies this abandoned concrete bridge from an old roadway that has since been cut off by the construction of I-74 through the forest. My guess is that it carried an access road from West Fork Rd. into the park. Now no signs of the road but a trail does goes over it. A little downstream from here the creek enters 2 very large steel tunnels about 700′ long that goes through the fill made for interstate 74. Very cool to walk through those indeed.
Abandoned roadway bridge to nowhere