Tag: Columbus Ohio
The National Road in Ohio: Crossing the Scioto River in Columbus
A look at the many bridges over the Scioto River in downtown Columbus, then and now.
The National Road in Ohio: Bexley and downtown Columbus
Passing through downtown Columbus on Main Street, a.k.a. the National Road.
The National Road in Ohio: Entering Columbus
An old-fashioned hardware store and mid-century motels as the National Road enters Columbus, Ohio.
Goodbye Rife’s Market
Word reached me the other day that Rife’s Market, in the Grandview neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, has closed. It was a five-aisle mom-and-pop grocery that would have been a throwback even 30 years ago. Fortunately, I photographed it in 2012 while it was still operating. I was shooting Kodak Tri-X in my Pentax ME with…
A review of the brilliant Nikon F3, a pro system 35mm SLR that could well be the best one ever.
Captured: Rife’s Market
I visited my friend Alice in Columbus, Ohio, the weekend before last. We ended up taking in the galleries, thrift stores, and specialty shops along Grandview Ave. and 5th Ave. near the Upper Arlington neighborhood. Rife’s Market stands on the southeast corner of 5th and Grandview. It’s a real throwback – meat and produce in…
The Main Street Bridge, on the National Road in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio, has long been known for its beautiful bridges across the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers. Built in the early 20th century, these multi-span concrete arch bridges frequently had open spandrels and lovely decorative touches that helped create a vibrant and beautiful downtown. And then, one by one, city officials started knocking them down and…
Stepping back in time for an overnight stay, on US 40 in Columbus, Ohio
By the time I reached greater Columbus, I could see that I had left the rugged terrain of eastern Ohio behind. The road tracked straight, and except for a US 40 bypass of tiny Etna, the old and abandoned alignments had all dried up. But what central Ohio lacks in old alignments, it makes up…