The attentionworthy, the craveworthy and perhaps the occasional unsavory, in and around Columbus, Ohio..capital city...sleeper hottie of the Midwest.

High St, Downtown Columbus, OH.

High St, Downtown Columbus, OH.

Screamin’ Willie’s. 1921 Channingway Center Dr, Columbus, OH.

The general consensus among reviewers online: one star. There are not enough stars in the sky, however, to rate that amazing sign. 

UPDATE: this sign has been replaced with something equally as gaudy, but much less fabulous as of January 2014. Sadness.
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Sweet little doodle. Now, if you should find yourself up in arms about what’s missing from this picture…I suggest drawing your own version. I think it’s quite lovely!
Thanks to snazziestsnatch for sending this my way.

miceofeuropa:

Home.

Sweet little doodle. Now, if you should find yourself up in arms about what’s missing from this picture…I suggest drawing your own version. I think it’s quite lovely!

Thanks to snazziestsnatch for sending this my way.

Dave Kellough, of the University District History said you mentioned our fellow Clintonville resident Billy Cash. Your site is amazing! It's wonderful! As a life-long resident of Columbus, I recognize many of the locations in your images. I used to spend Saturdays with my grandparents at the Westland Mall in the 80's. My wife and I show BMN! at Studio 35. We also used to be photographers, taking polaroids very similar to your images: The Lovely Road. Keep up the good work! -Scott Hammond

Thanks for the message, Scott! Bad Movie Nite has been on my list of things to do in Columbus for a while…and I just love your website. It warms my heart to see the collection, as I’m always just dying to see snapshots that were taken in the years before social media went BOOM.

Scott Hammond’s Polaroids from the road: The Lovely Road

Old Cosi Virtual Tour

For anyone who grew up in Columbus, Ohio, or simply moved here before the nineties came to a close, you’ll remember our Center of Science and Industry's old location. In the vein of Forgotten Ohio, this is a website that I hope never gets a facelift. It’s a trip back in time within a trip back in time. And aww, sigh…you’ll see pics of the original Wendy’s (R.I.P., dammit) across Broad Street at the beginning of your tour. Happy browsing!

oldcosi.com

Book cover, a street in German Village, and my sweet sweet shoes. Let's look a little closer. If you've been here long enough, you've spotted the white squirrels out and about! Back Cover. Inside front and back covers are filled with old matchbooks from Columbus businesses, some long-gone.

We live in this wonderful age where it’s easier than ever to connect—to pursue our passions, pay homage to our idols, find others who share in our interests—all in one instantly-gratifying heartbeat. As neighbors, we wake up to a similar view, explore the same streets, and wonder the same things about the city we live in. I can’t express enough (when mindlessly consuming and regurgitating someone else’s content is far too easy) how important it is to also work on developing your voice…to cultivate your own version of the view we share.

Combing Columbus by Mary Jo Bole is a beautifully illustrated example of the artful voice. This book—which is available at the Wexner Center book store and is described as, “a bicentennial project (and part of the city’s Finding Time public art series) that offers Bole’s idiosyncratic vision of the city she calls home”—is a fun, scattered, adventurous little read and an engaging work of art. 

Hear Mary Jo speak about this book and her other work (see: Toilet Worship) at The Wexner Center for the Arts today, Wed, April 17 at 4pm.

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Billy Cash. Indianola Ave, Columbus, O.

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I remember one of the last parties at this place. So surreal. BLD lives on…



Loving these snapshots so far from the My Columbus Tumblr blog.
BLD 

mycolumbus:

I remember one of the last parties at this place. So surreal. BLD lives on…

Loving these snapshots so far from the My Columbus Tumblr blog.

BLD