Monday, November 03, 2008

My World- Columbus

 


I've lived in Columbus since 2003. Although technically, Megan and I live in Worthington, our home city is almost completely surrounded by the City of Columbus, so we aren't far away. Here is a shot of downtown that I took while Megan and I were on a flight to Chicago with a final destination of Bozeman, Montana, back in June of 2007.

Things to look for in this picture include:

1. The Scioto river, pronouced "sigh-O-dah"

2. The Leveque tower, our art-deco skyscraper.

3. Nationwide Arena, home to our National Hockey League franchise the Columbus Bluejackets.


What does all this have to do with nature? Well, it shows that Columbus is really a big city, but with the several stream corridors that run through the area, there are still wild places to be found. The water from the Olentangy dumps right into the Scioto just north of this picture, which looks southwest. I hope you enjoy this look at Columbus, Ohio, where Megan and I have decided to call home.

See more my world images at That's My World.

**ADDENDUM**

After looking at the full scale version of this photo, I realized that the river bank looks mighty crowded. And then I realized why. I actually captured this shot on July 3rd, 2007, the day of Columbus's Red, White, and Boom fireworks celebration. This event attracts tens of thousands of people, who camp out very early along the river. Look for their blankets and of the tents of vendors.



Tom
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19 comments:

  1. That's pretty neat - being able to make such a panoramic shot! Wonderful - and a great MyWorld post - thanks for being on board!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  2. Great aerial view of the city! Nicely done. :D

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  3. Always wanted to visit Columbus as a buddy of mine used to play for the Blue Jackets and he couldn't say enough about how great a city it is. Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  4. I love birds-eye city shots. Great post!

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  5. that is am amazing shot of the city. pretty cosmopolitan to me.

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  6. Impressive shot! I wish that I could capture our city from the air. You've picked a great place to live :-)

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  7. Love that kind of a view, great explanation too

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  8. Yowza! Columbus "Cow Town" sure has changed since I was an undergrad at OSU. Worthington, where you and Megan live, was mostly cornfields! Cow Town no more.

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  9. Great place to live. Lucky you!

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  10. Fantastic overview and info.

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  11. A wonderful city. I love these overview photos

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  12. I love to see other nature blogs as my blog is a nature blog too. Great MW post...

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  13. tom: Thanks for sharing a great view of colubus from the air. Yo are flat and culdn't get this any other way.

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  14. Very nice view of the city! I haven't tried that yet but this is very encouraging for me to try.

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  15. Very nice post and I enjoyed studying your photo for the landmarks

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  16. Great photo. Columbus is an incredible city, thanks for sharing!
    Take care

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  17. Thanks everyone, I enjoyed reading all your comments. I hope you enjoyed this look at Columbus.

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  18. I enlarged ti too and the first thing that struck me was, of course, the the bautiful river, next, the trees and open space nd huge car parks. Lovely photo.

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