The City Flea

The King Kong of curated urban flea markets, The City Flea is where its at. Part small business incubator, part timely pop culture. Local people, local products, your money stays right here in the community.
The garage under Washington Park fills up fast for the Flea, park downtown and ride the streetcar. Or ride a bike! Even better.

City Flea June
City Flea June
City Flea June
City Flea June
City Flea June
Brown Bear Bakery was back with scrumptious baked goods! And they are getting closer and closer to opening a brick and mortar three blocks from the park!
City Flea June
... so I'm waiting for a burger and they call out Bob so I step forward but a guy beats me too it and reaches for my burger, then gets mad when there is no cheese on it. "Are you Bob?" the woman in the trucks asks. No? OK then, its mine. geez dude. People will wait in line at Kings Island for hours to ride a coaster but they come to the city and get pissed when they have to wait a minute for anything.
City Flea June
City Flea June
Do you ever get that strong urge to look over your shoulder to see if there is something really cool happening?
City Flea June
City Flea June
Puppies still rule at the City Flea
City Flea June
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Sid Saturday

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Rhinegeist fundraiser for Newport DIY

Able Projects hosted local skateboarders at Rhinegeist fundraising for Newport DIY, a Newport Ky skate-park. I was never coordinated enough to skateboard but one of the things I always found amazing is that the skateboarders would continually find unused/unloved places and turn them into something cool. Newport DIY is one of those places.
Rhinegeist is pretty cool all by itself but it was even cooler Saturday night.

Rhinegeist skateboarders
Rhinegeist skateboarders
Rhinegeist skateboarders
Rhinegeist skateboarders
Rhinegeist skateboarders
Rhinegeist skateboarders
Rhinegeist skateboarders
Rhinegeist skateboarders
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Second Sunday on Main

The summer street party known as Second Sunday on Main kicked off this season with the hottest day of the year. Still a good time with new vendors and more quality goods.

Second Sunday on Main
52 neighborhoods, 52 cards.
Second Sunday on Main
Second Sunday on Main
Second Sunday on Main
Second Sunday on Main
Second Sunday on Main
The brick and mortars on the street were all open for business too.
Second Sunday on Main
Second Sunday on Main
Second Sunday on Main
The Band Talk was rocking Main St, and also the new Zeigler Pool! It was pretty awesome colling off in the pool to some awesome tunes.
Second Sunday on Main
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Sid Saturday

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life is beautiful

I've had an amazing series of events I've wandered into lately with no expectations or anticipation of what they would offer.
You've heard that quote, "Live everyday like its your last." I've been thinking about how dumb it is, what does it even mean? What I strive for is, "Live everyday like it is your first with a childlike sense of wonder and joy."
It's easy to be cynical and jaded, it takes some work to see the beauty that surrounds you. I don't know if there is anything more important than that.
This might be the number #1 life hack ever. See and love the beauty that is right in front of you.
I hope I keep this streak going.
How about a turtle in a beautiful hidden space in Walnut Hills that was once a garbage filled alley?
I couldn't believe I had the space to myself for 20-30 minutes. But I was grateful I did.
I just realized I've had a whole week of Walnut Hills posts. They're definitely doing something right over there.
Walk on Woodburn
Walk on Woodburn
Walk on Woodburn
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And Yet All of These Things Are Connected......

Per Maya Drozdz, "Over the past year, Ledge Gallery has hosted diverse exhibitions, from contemporary art to fascinating and esoteric artifact collections. For this, our one-year retrospective, we gather together one piece from each exhibition and celebrate the synergy and enthusiasm that has greeted this venture from its early days in its original location in Over-the-Rhine..."
When Ms. Drozdz asked me to be part of the retrospective I got excited, I had planned my exhibit around the Ledge Gallery in her tiny AF OTR apartment and worried about the context being lost at the gallery in back of Your Friends & Neighbors. The retrospective I felt would add the context to my photos that was lost, and it did. If you haven't visited The Ledge Gallery yet or you've missed one or more of the shows, be sure to check it out the next time you visit Walnut Hills.

Walk on Woodburn
Walk on Woodburn
Walk on Woodburn
Walk on Woodburn
Walk on Woodburn
I've been trying to get a picture of Scout, Hi-Bred's shop dog for years, he finally stopped moving long enough for me to snap a good one.
Walk on Woodburn
Endangered Species, Virginia Elliott has sculpted in cast bronze and other metals species that are on the verge of being extinguished forever.
Walk on Woodburn
Form of Chance, these abstracts by Ivan Ivanov reminded me of alien worlds and had tons of movement and energy.
Walk on Woodburn
A chance meeting with an old friend Jeff, and a very talented AAC student Rhee. Revel has three large works of hers hanging in their 2nd floor space. She of course had works on display for WOW also inside of Left Coast Modern.
Walk on Woodburn
Walk on Woodburn
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Landlocked Social House

Landlocked Social House is set to open this Wednesday, June 7th! Their hours will be 6:30am to 5pm Monday - Saturday until they get the bar side setup. Swing by and sip some awesome Woodburl Coffee and grab a bagel or pastry. If you have never had one of Fat Ben's Bakery pastries stop messing around. They are amazing.
I hadn't been in since they received the grant to bust out that front wall and add a window, it really opens the place up with views of Mount Adams.
Landlocked Social House is located at 648 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45206

Landlocked Social House
Landlocked Social House
Landlocked Social House
Now all they need is a bike rack, I had to lock mine up to the bench in front of White Whale Tattoo. I don't know the backstory on the Landlocked name but I like how it is a play off their landlord White Whale.
Landlocked Social House
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Sid Saturday

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