A couple weeks ago, on a warm Sunday afternoon, we had nothing to do, so we explored a bit. We first headed up Vine and then turned up some steps by Smiling Sams Furniture and ended up above Mulberry Street in a quiet valley. I don't know if this area has a name, but it is a nice quiet area with lots of potential. Then we continued on through the edges of Mt Auburn and circled back down to Pendleton and OTR:
Vine and McMillan
Peete Street, end closest to Vine
steps from Peete dead-end to Mulberry
Rice Street forgotten home
Looking up Winkler with Christ Hospital parking garage on top of the hill
116 Winkler forgotten and overgrown
120 aqnd 122 Winkler Street
136 Gage Street
Looking back over quiet valley of houses tucked behind Vine Street Elementary (currently Rothenberg)
Dramatic Gage Street steps with tall stone retaining wall connect to Mt Auburn behind Christ Hospital
Along our walk we met some people and talked with some, but generally it was quiet and not many people around. Every time I take a walk like this I am also amazed at how many vacant buildings are sitting there waiting to be rehabbed.
path to Jackson Hill overlook
view from Jackson Hill is not kept trim like Ohio Street and Fairview and Eden Park overlooks
there is a sharp cliff on either side of this grassy path in this rarely travelled section of Jackson Hill park. There are remnants of a asphalt path and stone steps down the hill to Rice Street, but it is totally overgrown.
grassy knoll in Jackson Hill park
hacking through the thicket
We hack our way through the weeds and came out in someone's backyard on Dorsey Street. I wouldn't recommend others take this route, but we were exploring and sometimes things like this happen.
Dorsey St, insular IMO
heading back up to Mt Auburn
steps from Mt Auburn to Goethe in OTR
this horribly ugly modern house at the end of Eleanor Place has moss on flat roof and needs maintenance all around, but has a Jaguar parked in the driveway.
ugly house again
path from Walker Street to Filson Pool
not a kid in sight
pool building Mt Auburn
steps down from Mt Auburn to Prospect Hill
Neighbors in Liberty Hill take care of the spaces along the steps