Looking for festivals on the river

CINCINNATI, OHIO–Ohio River towns offer many different types of festivals, and I’m looking forward to attending a few. More than a few, actually. The types of festivals I like to attend are the ones that celebrate community, like the Appalachian Festival in Cincinnati, 2012 and 2014, held at Coney Island on the Ohio River.

Appalachian-Festival-5

Appalachian-Festival-8

Appalachian-Festival-21

Festivals are about culture, history and food. Is there one in your town? On the Ohio River?

See you on the highway.

Brent

Roebling Suspension Bridge

COVINGTON, KY—John A. Roebling designed the bridge, and then started construction of the Roebling Suspension Bridge from Covington, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio in September 1856. It opened in December, 1866. Had it been completed earlier, it could have been used instrumentally for troops during the Civil War.

When finished, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet. It was a model for the Brooklyn Bridge which would be built 30 years later in New York City.

Robling-Bridge-Covington-05-30-07_003

Robling-Bridge-Greyscale

See you on the highway.

Brent

Fire destroys Rabbit Hash store

RABBIT HASH, KENTUCKY—Fire broke out about 9 p.m. and even though firefighters from several districts responded, the flames leveled the Rabbit Hash General Store. This out-of-the-way, historic destination on the Ohio River was visited by thousands.

Rabbit Hash was on my list of places to visit for the Ohio River Towns project. Fortunately, I was there in 2010 to get a few pictures.

Rabbit-Hash_01Aug10-6

Rabbit-Hash_01Aug10-2

Here is the Wikipedia listing for Rabbit Hash.

You can see local news coverage of the fire from WCPO here.

See you on the highway.

Brent

Ohio River Towns

I’ve been thinking about this project for too long. Now is the time to launch it. Ohio River Towns: a Photography Project, is officially underway. In fact, I’ve been working on it ever since I moved to the Cincinnati area. I just didn’t know it.

Ohio-River-avatar

See you on the highway … along the river.

Brent