Five Points Alley Biergarten

Walnut Hills was just a beehive of activity last weekend, Summer Streets and then Five Points Alley. Its still interesting to see the little changes happening every month. A small stage has appeared and a small gravel area leveled up and some features added for shade.
Also got a rooftop tour over looking the Five Points Alley Biergarten.

Five Points Alley Biergarten
Five Points Alley Biergarten
Five Points Alley Biergarten
Five Points Alley Biergarten
Five Points Alley Biergarten
Five Points Alley Biergarten
Five Points Alley Biergarten
Five Points Alley Biergarten
And they were exploding watermelons again, always a crowd pleaser.
Five Points Alley Biergarten
from the roof
Five Points Alley Biergarten
Five Points Alley Biergarten
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Major Taylor Velodrome

From the Major Taylor Velodrome wiki: The Major Taylor Velodrome is an open-air cycling track in Indianapolis named for Marshall Taylor. The Velodrome was opened in 1982, having been built at a cost of 2.5 million dollars. It was a facility required to host that year's National Sports Festival, with money coming from a partnership between the Indianapolis Parks and Recreation Department and the Lilly Endowment. It was the first building built with public money in Indianapolis to be named for a black person.
I've been wanting to see track bike racing for awhile now, last year something always sprang up on those weekends and this season was shaping up the same way. I bit the bullet and just did a fast trip out there and back. I'm glad I did its a cool venue and sport.

Major Taylor Velodrome
Major Taylor Velodrome
Major Taylor Velodrome
Major Taylor Velodrome
Major Taylor Velodrome
Major Taylor Velodrome
Major Taylor Velodrome
Major Taylor Velodrome
Major Taylor Velodrome
Major Taylor Velodrome
Major Taylor Velodrome
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Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills

A couple more progressive cities host what is called Summer Streets. An idea that closes down streets to cars and reclaim the public spaces for people.
Walking, biking and playing.
I always thought that after Quall's was elected mayor we could see what we could do to organize something downtown linking Washington Park and The Banks. Well needless to say that plan is on hold for a few years until we get a new mayor. But the next best thing to that is what Cincinnati did get, Cincy Summer Streets. An easier approach and baby steps to what I imagined. Closing down two streets in a neighborhood. Walnut Hills in this case. If even a few people walked away thinking about how city streets don't have to be a racetrack for people to get their cars from one location to another then I think it was a success.
If you didn't make this one or even know about it you have another chance in the Northside on August 24th.

Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
Cincy Summer Streets - Walnut Hills
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Sid Saturday

sid
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10 years

10 years goes by pretty quick, a party to celebrate 10 years goes by even quicker.
I found out I suck at taking pictures at my own party, so luckily three other people grabbed my camera and walked around taking pictures for me or I'd have nothing.
Once again I'd like to thank everyone who came out and said hi, Lindsey and Rock Paper Scissors for being an awesome host and everyone who purchased a picture.

10 years
10 years
10 years
10 years
10 years
10 years
10 years
One more shoutout to Warsteiner for being gracious and supplying beer for the opening night party.
10 years
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St Paul, Pendleton

St Paul. Pendleton
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Fellows Riverside Gardens

Youngstown has its problems but I'm glad they've been able to maintain Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park. Fellows could be one of the prettiest gardens anywhere. I remember when we would stop in on Saturday afternoons. One wedding party after another would roll through and line up to get photos in the rose garden or the overlook. It was exciting to see not only had they maintained the gardens but had also improved upon them. They've added a creative interactive children's garden with an Alice in Wonderland theme since we had been there last.
Youngstown
Youngstown
Youngstown
Youngstown
Youngstown
Youngstown
Youngstown
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