A day in Cincinnati for a couple of tours (other posts) resulted in some ‘scenes of the city’ shots…
The view from the Incline Pub on the west side of Cincinnati.
With a major bridge under construction causing massive traffic jams, we took the Anderson Ferry to Kentucky.
The Pride Parade had just ended as we arrived downtown.
The Cincinnati Bengals are celebrating their 50th season (still without a Super Bowl win!)
Cincinnati Streetcar barn
Rookwood Pottery Mural
In the early 1960s small British car manufacturer AC partnered with famed automotive genius Carroll Shelby to build the Cobra. This fabulous 2 seater has remained to this day one of the best examples of a sports car ever built.
A series of events over the years has lead to a large ‘replica’ market. We caught up with the Cobra Club at a truck stop near an interstate west of Columbus as they prepared to parade into the small town of London. With nearly 100 Cobra’s it was impossible for me to find the replica’s from the originals. Either way it was an impressive site, these spectacular sports cars gathered amongst the trucks.
Cars were from all over the U.S. and Canada.
A Daytona – original or replica???
The parade awaits…
They are off…
Some proud Canadians…
An unusual site for those not expecting it, these classic cars sailing across the Ohio soybean and cornfields.
With a weekend in the Detroit area it was decided to spend the night in Windsor, which is just a mile away through the tunnel.
The Windsor Riverfront offers excellent views of downtown Detroit (other post) as well as the scenes on the Canadian side.
The Ambassador Bridge
A carnival was being held in the riverfront park
Some random views of Detroit (most were taken from the Canadian side, which ironically is where you get the best views from).
As part of the weekend long ‘Eyes on Design’ car show the Lingenfelter Collection had an open house. Owned by Ken Lingenfelter, who runs a business that specializes in engineering high performance automobile modifications.
The collection included a number of Ferrari’s, a Bugatti, and numerous Corvettes. It was held in their garage in an industrial park in far suburban Detroit.
The 40th annual Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance was held at picturesque Ault Park on a hot Sunday. This show features a number of invitation only automobiles in a great setting, the gardens of the premier park in Cincinnati.
With a few days in Chicago there was time to be a tourist wandering around downtown and beyond.
Some of the highlights;
The merchandisers/retailers hall of fame. Woolworth, Penney and more.
The Chicago River
Water Taxi and the impressive Merchandise Mart
Harold Washington Library
A mix of old and new
Tourist boat going past the touristy Navy Pier
Chicago Cultural Center
Maxwell Street Market – not on Maxwell Street anymore
Chess Records – 2120 South Michigan Avenue (also a great song)
For fans of the movie The Blues Brothers – The East 95th Street Bridge – where they jump the Bluesmobile.