"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Just Past Midnight- Columbus Ohio

My son Mark drove me and my sister downtown so Mary could catch a 1:10 AM bus to DC to visit some friends. We’ve had a nice couple of weeks together, first in New York City and then with the family in Columbus.

After we dropped her at the Greyhound station, he drove me around the downtown area so I could get a few nighttime shots of the city.  The Ohio Statehouse- just a bit of it as I shot it from the car window. Had the 70-200mm Canon L series lens on the camera.  I should have gotten out of the car but we were on our way to take Mary.  I had envisioned flags flying as they had been the last time we drove by in the daytime, but not even a breeze.

Ohio Statehouse

Ohio Statehouse (Greek Revival) Built 1839-1861

Christopher Columbus Statue

Christopher Columbus  in front of City Hall-  a 3-ton bronze statue- Uncrated Oct 10, 1955   A gift from Genoa

LeVeque Tower

LeVeque Tower- second tallest building- Art Deco with red white and blue lights on it tonight for the upcoming Fourth of July

The Palace Theater

The Palace Theatre

Eternal Flame

The Columbus Fire Department Memorial Eternal Flame 

The Santa Maria

(You hear about “noise” in a photograph.  This is a fine example of “noise”)

The Santa Maria in Battelle Riverfront Park on the Scioto River

Nationwide Building

City buses lined up headed north

Columbus Dispatch SignThe Columbus Dispatch Neon Sign across from the State Capitol Building

Thanks Mark for the just past midnight tour of Columbus downtown.

9 responses

  1. Tanja

    I, also, thank your son Mark that he drove you :), then we get the opportunity to see your great photos. The most I like the LeVeque Tower with beautiful lights.


    June 30, 2013 at 3:46 am

  2. Sue Reinfeld

    I love the lighting.


    June 30, 2013 at 6:22 am

  3. BEAUTIFUL NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY! Love the Tower building as well.



    June 30, 2013 at 8:14 am

  4. Vincie

    These are beautiful night time photos! Columbus looks it’s best!


    June 30, 2013 at 8:34 am

  5. Nice of Mark to take Mary to the train and then to give you — and us — a tour of Columbus. These are great night time shots, Ruth. Hard to believe you never left the car.


    June 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    • I didn’t explain thoroughly or clearly. I did get out of car to shoot the LeVeque Tower. I took some of it from the car but it was too tall to get a decent angle with the lens I had. Thanks for touring Columbus with me. I like to practice night time shots.


      June 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

  6. thank you Ruth,
    now I could update my OHIO prejudices –
    before I only had in my mind
    this old ballad from the banks of Ohio:


    July 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

  7. Spectacular night pics, Ruth. I love the colours on the LeVeque tower.


    July 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm

  8. I like the colored lights – great pictures!


    July 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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