"Buildings are symbols of how generations want to be remembered � ultimately, a city is its people. The generosity of spirit, vision, industry, and honesty will build on what went before."
So says Nick Clooney in his introduction to Cincinnati: Majestic Vision. An area native, Clooney knows Cincinnati-its past and its people-in a way others don't. "Over six decades," he writes, "I have collected thousands of mental snapshots of the city as I have beaten my narrow path through its history. That doesn't mean I 'know' the city. What I believe it to be as I write these words will have little validity tomorrow, much less a year from now. For a city is a living thing, and its structures � are nothing but framework for the quicksilver that makes a community thrive, grow, and change."
Aided by hundreds of images culled from the area's finest photographers, Clooney tries to capture in words the sustaining essence of this remarkable city.