Columbus – September 2018 – Flying Into Town

On my return from New York I was on a very empty airplane, and happened to have the SLR camera with me. Once we can out of the clouds on the approach to Columbus I was able to get some photos.

About 50 miles east of the airport is Zanesville, Ohio. While very tough to see they have a famous ‘Y’ Bridge. This bridge has a Y intersection in the middle of it (and the river).

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Buckeye Lake – The surrounding countryside would normally be as green as the trees but since it is late September the corn and soybeans have all turned brown, hence the interesting contrast.

As a city kid I always thought that meant they were dead, it really means it is time to pick them.

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Note the 5 large white buildings. A few of them are Amazon fulfillment centers along I-70.

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When you see the airport you are headed towards at this altitude you know you aren’t quite ready to land – which was good this day.

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Northwest Columbus and Ohio State University.

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A bit closer view of Ohio State, along with the Ohio 315 Freeway winding it’s way along the west side of campus.

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A hard right turn gave us a great view of the old suburb of Grandview Heights.

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Looking east back towards the airport (upper right) and downtown Columbus. Of note is the different of the main thoroughfares from the early days and now. Broad Street goes the entire distance top to bottom on the right side of the photo in essentially a straight line.

I-679 on the left side winds its way basically parallel to Broad Street, only with numerous curves since they were going through already developed neighborhoods (destroying many in it’s path).

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Downtown Columbus. After a week in New York City it looks very sparse.

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Continue the hard right turn we looked straight down on the Lane Avenue Bridge and a portion of Ohio Stadium.

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The final view is of Ohio Stadium. There was something about the double windows of the airplane and the SLR wanting to focus that makes this photo almost look ‘fake’.

A few minutes later and we were on the ground.

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