Photos: Workin’ for a Livin’ in 1985

FPBC, Louisville, KY - 1985

We like news, we like to comment, we’ll dabble in politics, sports, business and technology.  Perhaps most of all, we like photography.  But above all, if there is one enduring rule here at PE, we like history and nostalgia.  Photography is perhaps the best way to enjoy both.  In this spirit, here comes a curveball.  Be warned, this will either be the most uninteresting entry ever or completely fascinating.

We recently came into possession of a stack of photos taken in 1985.  The circumstances of the shots are untold and the photographer unnamed (we’re privy to both). However, we can’t resist sharing some of the more interesting faces and places.   They are all wonderful artifacts of yesteryear.  See for yourself…

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PE’s coverage of Cincinnati Streetcar’s First Rails

PE was the first source on site for the Cincinnati Streetcar‘s initial delivery of rails.  We were there to see the truck pull up with the goods a couple hours before the festivities.  Here is your front row seat to that and the rest of the fanfare.
First Delivery of Rails
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Non-Game Action Musings from Rutgers vs. Louisville

Rutgers vs. Louisville - October, 2013

On a recent visit to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (PJCS) we asked our standout staff photographer to capture something different.  What we were looking for was something that took the focus away from the on-field action and put it on what makes our enjoyment of gameday possible and some of the details we completely miss.  PJCS offers a unique experience. Uproarious tailgating, a stadium built on an old railroad switching yard, jet flyovers reminiscent of old Shea Stadium and panoramic views of downtown Louisville and the iconic Twin Spires all combine for a target-rich environment. Here is just a little of what that night produced.

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Does UC’s Nippert Stadium Expansion Go Far Enough?

Nippert Stadium RenderingThere you have it.  The visual answer to what $86 million looks like when it is added to the fifth oldest stadium in college football, Nippert Stadium.  Who doesn’t love renderings?  And this one is particularly exciting.  Bearcat fans have to be thrilled how this will add to an already wonderful gameday/gamenight atmosphere.  Despite the lack of seating capacity by some standards, UC has one of the best venues for viewing the game.  Nestled in a former ravine of Burnet Woods, the stadium holds noise and puts fans right on top of the action.

But will this expansion accomplish all the right goals?

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Cincinnati CBD: Off the Beaten Path

Cincy CBD - Off the Beaten Path - August, 2013

At one point or another in the history of the Queen City, it’s likely one could have gotten lost in the alleys and passages of downtown.

I wonder to myself:  Were they always this deserted?  Or did they have more life?

If you search diligently, you can find certain spots that still give a sense of what life might have been like in these wayward nooks of the city.

Recently, a staffer here at PE explored an area around Morand Alley, Shillito Place and College Street.  Here’s the visual result if that trip.

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