Everyone who knows Cincinnati has a favorite moment that seems to sum up the city. For some, it's a breathtaking sunset view from the Twin Lakes overlook at Eden Park. For others, it's the skyline at night during a Cincinnati Reds' home game, when Great American Ball Park glows like the beating heart of 40,000 fans. Thousands would say it's Riverfest and the fireworks on Labor Day weekend. And for thousands more, the perfect moment is simply standing on Fountain Square in front of the Genius of Water on a hot summer day.
The 21st century has brought dramatic changes to the Queen City. There are two new stadiums and a riverfront reclaimed for fresh air and recreation. A deteriorated park has been revitalized, and its neighborhood renewed for a new generation. There's even a streetcara modern oneto link it all together. Whether your image of Cincinnati is old or new, these photographs celebrate it all, crafting a portrait of a city that looks forward, but never forgets the past.
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About the Author
Linda Vaccariello visited Cincinnati for the first time in 1977. She went to a Reds' game, ate at a great restaurant, met some friendly people who took her to see the view from the Eden Park overlook, and concluded that this was a wonderful city. Three years later, in 1980, she moved here. And she discovered that she was right. Linda has spent her career writing about Cincinnati, its people, places, and institutions. With three decades on the staff of Cincinnati Magazine, she's had the opportunity to cover topics that range from architecture to zoo animals. Her work has been recognized by the City and Regional Magazine Association and the Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, among other honors. She lives with her husband in a townhouse that's in walking distance of City Hall, Washington Park, Union Terminal, the riverfront, and many of the other places captured in this book.
PHOTOGRAPHER: The awardwinning photographs of J. Miles Wolf have become synonymous with the people, places and events of Greater Cincinnati. For many, Miles' wonderful photographs of Downtown, OvertheRhine, the Ohio River, and other locations remain the impressions we remember, for he has a unique instinct for capturing the fabric and energy of Cincinnati. Miles is a prolific photographer who has cultivated multiple specialties in his 35year career including landscapes, architecture, cityscapes, and sports. His work has appeared in national publications such as Architectural Record, Better Homes and Gardens, National Geographic Books, and Popular Photography. He currently uses highresolution Nikon digital cameras for most of his work, but also shoots large format film on occasion. Thousands of his prints hang in private and corporate collections, and his photographs are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History as well as the Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, Ohio: A Photographic Portrait is Miles' ninth book. In it, he captures the vibrancy of a city that treasures the past and builds for the future.