Columbus walkabout

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Columbus walkabout

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While I’m here in Columbus, Ohio, to attend the national PTA convention (we’re exhibiting a new product here), I’ve been exploring the city a bit.

Can’t say I see a ton of these in downtown Vancouver:

water tower downtown

Is it just me or do Ohioans not count too well?

fifth third bank

The Ohio Supreme Court is a great new-old building … old, but refinished recently, without changing its essential character:

ohio supreme court

Another view, from the back of the building:

ohio supreme court

A city without water is an impoverished city, in my opinion. This is COSI, or the Columbus Science Center, from across the Scioto River. The lands around the COSI are part of Genoa Park. Genoa … Columbus … hmmm …

columbus sience center

A close-up, after I crossed the bridge. Note that this used to be a high school … Center High School. Wow – what a building for a school.

columbus sience center

Yet another COSI shot. A seriously cool old building … I wonder what it would have been like to be a student there, 60 years ago. The architecture here is very Genoese, come to think of it …

cosi

I crossed the Scioto River (what an odd name, by the way), on this bridge:

ohio bridge

Perhaps I was fortunate to get across ….

ohio bridge

I have to say, Columbus has a lot of character. I like this city.


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