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Old Posted Dec 20, 2006, 6:08 AM
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USA Sprawl Festival continued: Cincinnati - in a Winter Wonderland

Link to the first thread in this series.
USA Sprawl Festival

Or, click on the following links to see just individual cities in that thread:

Kansas City
Some northern Denver suburbs
Albuquerque
Seattle
Las Vegas
Dallas-Fort Worth
Some western & southern Minneapolis suburbs
Orange County, California
Philadelphia
Tucson
Orlando
Northern Virginia/DC
Cleveland
Houston
Atlanta
Indianapolis
Long Island, New York
Jacksonville
Boston

And the 2nd round ones:

Phoenix-East
Phoenix-South
Phoenix-North
Phoenix-West
Portland
Silicon Valley
Los Angeles
San Bernardino County
San Diego - south
San Diego - north
Buffalo
Broward County, Florida
Dallas-Fort Worth II
Riverside County, California
Denver - south suburbs
Orange County II
Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey
Milwaukee
Columbus
El Paso, with some Juarez
San Antonio
Detroit
Tampa

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CINCINNATI, in a Winter Wonderland.

Well it's that time of year folks. You know what I mean.



In celebration of that time of year I thought I'd do a special edition of a USA Sprawl Festival.

Not only will you get pictures of sprawl, you'll get pictures of sprawl in the snow!!

Well, mostly in the snow.

But before we show some snow we have to know that Spring Training is only 3 months away!


At least the Bengals are busy this time of year. Though not for this picture.


But before we get to the sprawl, I just couldn't resist this beauty . . .


And this one, too. This looks like "the hood."


OK, now we get on with the sprawl . . .

This one's for bgwah. Notice the trees planted in the middle of the cul-de-sac. Seattle and Detroit have company.




Some people can walk to their shopping.




Close-up of some typical houses.


There was a HUGE industrial park a ways north of the city. This was just a slice of it.


Snooooowww!!! You can see the tracks of sleds on the school grounds.


Christmas shoppers busy at the mall.


And when the shoppers get home, it all goes here.


More industry and business.




Not many golfers in the snow, I would guess. Though ya never know.


Quaint. A railroad station, a little business district, a cute little church and some cute houses. Looks like a Thomas Kinkade painting!


I'm guessing that's a fake-old building in the middle, not a real one.


Blah!


Another close-up of some houses.


Building new stuff in the snow.


Townhouses and apartments. The pool looks frozen.


Quaint church in a quaint neighborhood. Another Thomas Kinkade painting.




Let's go ice skating! Make sure the ice is thick-enough, first.


About as average as you can get.


An average shopping center in an average neighborhood.


I got bored of averageness and decided to stick in this non-sprawl beauty here.


I've been working on the railroad, all me live-long day . . .


Mmmmm . . . sprawl? Or not sprawl?


And yet another break from the spraw. Sorry I just couldn't resist these interludes.


Back to the sprawl again . . .


Fantastically average.


Hideously common.


Average apartments.


Lots of pretty snow.


I bet no one's playing tennis in those courts on the right.


A far-away view of some burbs in the (pretty) far north metro.


Winter Wonderland! With a quaint chuch in the corner.


Life in a cozy cul-de-sac. Sorry bgwah, no trees in the middle this time.


Some office campus, I think. Or maybe a community college?


More bleh.


. . .little pink houses for you and me . . .


Average suburban apartments.


Some folks don't have far to go for their Christmas shopping.


New stuff. With more on the way.


Another quaint church in a quaint (sort-of) neighborhood.


Ditto. Except this time the church is modern.

Last edited by James Bond Agent 007; Dec 20, 2006 at 8:41 AM. Reason: teeny tiny typo that probably no one caught but it bugs me anyway
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Very interesting! Love the railroad one.
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8th from bottom...
"Some office campus, I think. Or maybe a community college? "

Actually I worked in the building on the left years ago, the Cincinnati office of Jacobs Engineering. The building on the right is Western Southern Life Insurance.
What a great thread, we'll be back there for Christmas visitng family, hope to see (just a little) snow.
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Thanks. The obelisk thingy in front of the building made it seem like it might be a community college. Can't remember the last time I saw a big obelisk like that in front of an office park. But lots of colleges have big clock towers and the like.
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i think i saw a statue of cincinnati's most famous son...no, not pete rose or US grant but our very own BN001!
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Bond I've looked through many of your sprawl threads, and I find they all leave me feeling scared and empty. Winding roads and cul-de-sacs are horrible way to live. Why oh why can't we go back to the grid!
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Bond I've looked through many of your sprawl threads, and I find they all leave me feeling scared and empty. Winding roads and cul-de-sacs are horrible way to live. Why oh why can't we go back to the grid!
Calm down Dylan, everything will be alright. All you need to do is buy yourself one of these and you'll be nice 'n safe. No need to be scared anymore.

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i think i saw a statue of cincinnati's most famous son...no, not pete rose or US grant but our very own BN001!
You didn't see the one they erected in ColDayMan's honor?

Nevermind, that's probably in Circleville.

Haha. Home is sprawly.
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^That doesn't even make sense.

Anywho, just a little comment (btw, great thread):


Is a suburb along Cincinnati North Mainline suburbs (Glendale). If you follow the same tracks, you'll see other "cutesy towns" such as Wyoming and former Hartwell and Woodlawn. That eventually hooks up with Union Terminal, for past commuting (not anylonger, for obvious reasons).
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Most of those new developments have no fenced of gardens... I suppose if you wanna sit out, you have to do it in the presence of everyone else on the road?
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"Quaint. A railroad station, a little business district, a cute little church and some cute houses. Looks like a Thomas Kinkade painting!"

I really wouldn't consider that suburban sprawl. It's in Hamilton County, and the top center area is the historic Glendale village square. It used to be Glendale's "downtown" way back in the day. Those homes are HUGE and they have been there for years. It's actually a very charming place.

"I'm guessing that's a fake-old building in the middle, not a real one."

Yes, it was designed that way. But it's been there for as long as I can remember.

Also, there's a lot more sprawl south of the river....Independence, Cold Spring, Burlington, Florence, etc. You may want to have a look over there for the second installment of this thread.

One final note.....when did you take those shots? Quite literally, the most snow we've had so far this season has only been a dusting. Seriously. We've had a whopping total of .10 of an inch so far - hardly anything to plow or go sledding on.
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Also, there's a lot more sprawl south of the river....Independence, Cold Spring, Burlington, Florence, etc. You may want to have a look over there for the second installment of this thread.
Windows Live Local bird's-eye coverage only barely went south of the river.

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One final note.....when did you take those shots? Quite literally, the most snow we've had so far this season has only been a dusting. Seriously. We've had a whopping total of .10 of an inch so far - hardly anything to plow or go sledding on.
Those aren't my shots, those are from Windows Live Local. Have no idea when they were taken.
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I wonder if a University of Dayton Flyer fan lives in the house in the center?
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Most of those new developments have no fenced of gardens... I suppose if you wanna sit out, you have to do it in the presence of everyone else on the road?
don't even think about going for a stroll on the sidewalk.
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great series, this one seems rather nastier then than those we've seen as of late. BTW, I would love to see a companion series of streetcar suburbs and new urbanism towns.... Anyways, it huts to look but I can't... look.... away...
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It is impossible not to love and hate this series. In one of the pictures I could actually remember driving down the roads in Toledo, Ohio, and seeing the same view. Beauty is genuinely lacking from our cities.
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By far the best pic of them all is the one with the rail line running through the 'quaint' settlement with the RR station, church and whatnot...the hills also make it a beauty!
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I find it odd that Phoenix is often held up as the model of sprawl, when it's new development tends to be much more dense than sprawl in the eastern half of the country. It's all suburban, sure, but the lots seem to be barely half the size of new construction back east.
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Windows Live Local bird's-eye coverage only barely went south of the river.


Those aren't my shots, those are from Windows Live Local. Have no idea when they were taken.
Oh. Heh heh...my bad. I thought you were a pilot.
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