Sunday, September 05, 2010

Why would one go to Cincinatti?

It was an unexpected stop over but after
finding out that the Chicago Cubs were in Cincinnati
playing the Reds last weekend, there
was no other choice but to stop there for the game.

Yes, I am a baseball fan, born into a family of
baseball players and baseball fanatics
just outside Chicago, and there is no
place that I would rather be.... well
maybe no other place.
(let's see, the beach, a great big pool somewhere by the beach....)

After the game we realized that there was much more to
Cincinnati than we thought.
First stop, the Cincinnati Museum
at Union Terminal
Originally built in 1933 as the Union Terminal train station, the building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Union Terminal stands on a prominent location one mile northwest of the city center. Visitors approach the 10-story, arched, limestone and glass facade of the building from the east through a quarter-mile plaza. The dome is flanked on either side by curving wings. An illuminated fountain, cascade and pool lie in the foreground center. On either side of the main doors, Maxfield Keck's bas-relief figures symbolize Commerce and Transportation. In the late 1980s, the building was renovated and then reopened as Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990. It was recently named one of the top 50 architecturally significant buildings in America by the American Institute of Architects.

It's real close to i-75 so if you need a little break in the middle
of your travels stop in, poke your toes in the pool

out front and wander in the terminal
for an amazing visit.

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