Book Loft Revisited

AS I WROTE SUNDAY NIGHT Toni and I went for our usual weekend photo safari on an overnighter to Columbus’s German Village tourist area and Ohio’s Hocking Valley. Left Saturday morning in the rain and came back Sunday night to news of high water all along the Ohio and tributaries.

Funny… We were driving in the rain, saw plenty of watercourses in spate, lots of drowned farm fields, but I — at least — didn’t get many pictures of “the flood”. I haven’t seen many that Toni took, either.

Sunday morning, we got up, got breakfast at the Bob Evanos across the road (there’s always one across the road), complimented the waitress on her (red) hair, and headed back into Columbus for a little toddle around German Village and a revisit to the Book Loft.

Saw more of GV than we did Saturday. Judging by the looks of the houses — mostly brick one- and two-story, with some three- — I’d guess the place was built over a short period in the early 19th Century, somewhat as Over the Rhine was in Cincinnati, by German immigrants. Thus the brewery district nearby. It doesn’t seem as though the housing stock was allowed to deteriorate as badly as OTR’s before gentrification set in.

Made a shorter visit to the Book Loft this time, then set out to the southeast of Columbus to do a little sightseeing in the valley of the Hocking River. As promised, interesting pix:

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