I am taking you on a short visit to Newport Ky. Joe and I visited this fun antique mall Saturday morning. It is called Sin City Antique Mall. Did you know that Newport Ky. was once a more popular destination than Las Vegas ? Known as Sin City for it's reputation as gambling and prostitution mecca. When I was growing up it had a rather nasty reputation as a strip club capital. That has changed in the past 20 years as Newport has been growing into a beautiful place to come for entertainment (not strippers), dining , shopping and nightlife. (Sometimes I think Cinci. should take a lesson from Northern Ky. on how to attract people downtown).
This mall had tons of fun retro clothing and jewelry as well as beautiful furniture. I found a gorgeous wood display case that would solve all my storage woes, but there isn't an uninterrupted wall in my whole house where it would fit. Too bad.We then took a stroll along Riverside Dr. in Covington, because , as you know I love my Cincinnati and wanted to show you a different perspective.
Cincinnati from across the Ohio. Mind you, this view is what you would see each day if you lived on Riverside Dr. in one of the Civil War era homes on the river front.
Can you just imagine living here? Which one would you choose? I don't think I would ever come away from the windows! Look at these porches! I am crazy about this area.
I love the side porches on this home. I know there is a specific name for them but it escapes me at the moment.
Gorgeous windows. In the background, the big sloping glass building is a recently built condo complex called the Ascent. There was much back and forth about whether would be beautiful or an eyesore. I personally find it stunning. I have always loved the juxtaposition of historic and modern that make up urban areas.
It would be heaven to live in this historic district, a peaceful place within walking distance of the entertainment and dining that city living has to offer. I don't think we will be forking out the sum that would land us in one of these lovely homes. The Ascent is not in our future either I fear. The average price per unit is just under a million with the penthouse going for just under five. I guess I must content myself with a stroll along the river. I can dream, right?
The trees are flowering in Northern Ky. It is amazing, the difference of a few miles can advance the spring weather by weeks.
Do not forget to double click on these photos to check out all the decorative detail on these charming homes.
Looking across the river towards home.
I think she deserves her name as the Queen City.
This bridge is nicknamed the MacDonald bridge for obvious reasons.
To the east of downtown lies historic Mt. Adams, built into to the hillside where vineyards once grew. I spoke of this neighborhood in a previous post. Seeing the city from across the river shows her at her best.
Thanks for indulging me once again in my fascination for Cincinnati and her history.
Have a Monday full of new experiences, P.
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