One of the things that spurred my interest in photography was beautiful architectural images, so I was really excited when we got this week's theme of "architecture" for Week 19 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. I mean, I was beside myself excited. I knew right away what I wanted to use as my architectural backdrop and I couldn't be happier with the end results.
To me, there are just a few buildings or structures that are iconic Cincinnati from Cincinnati's Music Hall to the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge to Cincinnati Union Terminal. I chose one of the most unique, beautiful, and iconic buildings, in my opinion (so iconic it is even commemorated in comics as the Super Friends Hall of Justice), as my featured architecture. Cincinnati Union Terminal was once a bustling train station, but now is home to the Cincinnati Museum Center, a collection of museums, an OMNIMAX® Theater, and the Cincinnati History Library and Archives. Completed in 1933, Union Terminal was built in the Art Deco style (one of my favorites), and was designed to accommodate 17,000 passengers and 216 trains a day. As rail travel declined, so did the usefulness of Union Terminal as a train station. Other uses for the building were discussed and several were implemented over the years, until renovations began in the late 1980s with the purpose of creating a multi-museum facility. The newly renovated facility opened in 1990, which was also the year that Amtrak restored passenger rail service to Union Terminal.
I would like to give a special shout-out to the BF for helping me with this photo shoot and being the official pack carrier and Mr. Bojangles wrangler. He was a good sport in coming with me to do this photo shoot after getting home from work, so that I could do it when the museum was closed and not crowded with people. My final image feels like it needs Mr. Bojangles in his cape from our comic book theme week last year. Now to see more architecture around the world, head over to Cynthia Wood, Toronto and Collingwood Pet Photographer, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.
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