All Eyes And Ears

My photo and music blog, now in its third incarnation since it started in 2006. First Blogger, then Wordpress, now Tumblr.

I am a hobbyist photographer, based in Columbus, Ohio. I love music, all different kinds, but mostly classic rock and jazz. I love design and art and Ohio and England and food and science fiction and all sorts of things, but mostly only take pictures of things in Ohio.

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Inniswood Metro Gardens - Sky Woman
Apparently, this statue of the Sky Woman in the gardens is a replica of the original. The original was stolen and later found in a garden in the Glen Echo area of Clintonville (still Columbus, but a fair drive away). The original is now kept in the Inniswood offices.
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Inniswood Metro Gardens - Sky Woman

Apparently, this statue of the Sky Woman in the gardens is a replica of the original. The original was stolen and later found in a garden in the Glen Echo area of Clintonville (still Columbus, but a fair drive away). The original is now kept in the Inniswood offices.

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Innswood Metro Gardens - Sky Woman
A picture of her in the context of her surroundings.
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Innswood Metro Gardens - Sky Woman

A picture of her in the context of her surroundings.

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Inniswood Metro Gardens - Sparkling Water
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Inniswood Metro Gardens - Sparkling Water

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Franklin Park Conservatory
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Franklin Park Conservatory

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Franklin Park Conservatory - Waterfall
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Franklin Park Conservatory - Waterfall

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A Columbus Ghost Story for Halloween:
Benjamin F. Allen, of Tennessee, and the Lady In Gray
Long time Columbus ghost story. His grave is within the walled confines of Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery; there used to be a Confederate prison camp in Columbus during the Civil War, and there was a cemetery for prisoners who died there. The camp was long ago dismantled, but the cemetery was (eventually, after many years of neglect) spruced up, made an official military cemetery, given monuments (the large one inside the gate you can see directly behind the grave) and walls and an Ohio Historical Society marker.
Apparently long before the cemetery was restored, when it was still a run down, ill-cared for collection of wooden markers with names scrawled on them, people began seeing a woman dressed head to toe in gray, weeping openly, and appearing to walk directly though objects.
The Lady In Gray was also heard weeping, even when she wasn’t seen. According to stories from caretakers throughout the years, flowers will suddenly appear in front of this particular grave, that of Benjamin Allen from Tennessee (specifically the one from TN - there is also another Benjamin Allen’s grave further down this very row, but he is from Virginia). She is also reportedly seen crying directly in front of his grave.
She is said to mourn him, her lost love, and be unable to move on, possibly because he is still stranded so far from home.
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A Columbus Ghost Story for Halloween:

Benjamin F. Allen, of Tennessee, and the Lady In Gray

Long time Columbus ghost story. His grave is within the walled confines of Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery; there used to be a Confederate prison camp in Columbus during the Civil War, and there was a cemetery for prisoners who died there. The camp was long ago dismantled, but the cemetery was (eventually, after many years of neglect) spruced up, made an official military cemetery, given monuments (the large one inside the gate you can see directly behind the grave) and walls and an Ohio Historical Society marker.

Apparently long before the cemetery was restored, when it was still a run down, ill-cared for collection of wooden markers with names scrawled on them, people began seeing a woman dressed head to toe in gray, weeping openly, and appearing to walk directly though objects.

The Lady In Gray was also heard weeping, even when she wasn’t seen. According to stories from caretakers throughout the years, flowers will suddenly appear in front of this particular grave, that of Benjamin Allen from Tennessee (specifically the one from TN - there is also another Benjamin Allen’s grave further down this very row, but he is from Virginia). She is also reportedly seen crying directly in front of his grave.

She is said to mourn him, her lost love, and be unable to move on, possibly because he is still stranded so far from home.

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Lighting the Fires
WaterFire
Columbus, Ohio, June 15, 2013
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Lighting the Fires

WaterFire

Columbus, Ohio, June 15, 2013

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Ohio State Supreme Court Building
Known for its Art Deco interiors.
Columbus, Ohio, June 15, 2013
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Ohio State Supreme Court Building

Known for its Art Deco interiors.

Columbus, Ohio, June 15, 2013

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WaterFire
Columbus, Ohio June 15, 2013
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WaterFire

Columbus, Ohio June 15, 2013

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WaterFire
Columbus, Ohio June 15, 2013
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WaterFire

Columbus, Ohio June 15, 2013

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Columbus from the Rich Street Bridge
June 15, 2013
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Columbus from the Rich Street Bridge

June 15, 2013

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Nostalgic Nativity
Fantastic ’60s plastic blow mold nativity. They put it up every year, and every year, I envy envy envy.
Merry Christmas.
Columbus, Ohio
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Nostalgic Nativity

Fantastic ’60s plastic blow mold nativity. They put it up every year, and every year, I envy envy envy.

Merry Christmas.

Columbus, Ohio

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Untitled
So many plant/flower names I don’t know. These were planted over a grave in Columbus’s Green Lawn Cemetery and were remarkably lovely.
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Untitled

So many plant/flower names I don’t know. These were planted over a grave in Columbus’s Green Lawn Cemetery and were remarkably lovely.

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Cake Stand Terrarium
A brilliant way to create a terrarium, courtesy of one of my two favorite nurseries, Oakland Nursery (the original Clintonville location). 
A walk through Oakland always cheers me if I happen to be having a bad day.
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Cake Stand Terrarium

A brilliant way to create a terrarium, courtesy of one of my two favorite nurseries, Oakland Nursery (the original Clintonville location). 

A walk through Oakland always cheers me if I happen to be having a bad day.

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Autumn 2012
Just thought it was a beautifully colorful picture of  my neighborhood.
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Autumn 2012

Just thought it was a beautifully colorful picture of  my neighborhood.

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