Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Festivals and Holidays of Cincinnati

Each year Cincinnati presents variety of festivals that remember the city's heritage and establishments. The Celtic Lands Culture Fest in March includes storytelling, dancing, food, music and crafts. The nation's baseball game season opens in Gregorian calendar month with the Cincinnati  Reds game at Riverfront sports stadium. Preceding the sport is a gap Day Parade originating at historic Findlay Market. The geographic area competition, command in might, has mountain crafts, live music, dancing, and storytellers; it's aforementioned to be the biggest craft show within the country. Might competition, a convention begun in 1873, is that the oldest continued competition of choral and musical organization music within the country. The style of Cincinnati celebration command over Decoration Day weekend downtown affords the city's best restaurants a chance to feature a number of their favorite menu things. Summerfair brings AN arts and crafts show to the city's riverfront the second weekend in Gregorian calendar month. 

Juneteenth competition may be a celebration of African-American freedom that includes various music and food. The day-long Riverfest celebration on legal holiday honors the area's watercourse heritage and is that the city's largest celebration. The competition options water sport, sky diving and air shows, and riverboat cruises, and is capped by a spectacular fireworks show. The harvesting truthful, command the subsequent weekend in near Ovis aries, options horse, art, and flower shows, a parade, 4-H auction, accumulation, and more. The depression Vineyards Wine competition, additionally in September, options wine, tours, food, music, camping, arts, crafts and activities. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati options German food, customs, dancing, and beer; downtown streets ar blocked off for the festivities. Early Gregorian calendar month brings Balluminaria at Eden Park, wherever hot air balloons ar lit up at gloaming close to Mirror Lake.

Popular Christmas-holiday events in Cincinnati embody the annual tree-lighting on Fountain sq., the competition of Lights at the urban center zoological garden, and therefore the Boar's Head and log competition at Christ Church Cathedral downtown, a Cincinnati  tradition since 1940.

Monday, 18 February 2013


Cincinnati is Ohio's third largest city and the largest metro region, and lies on the north bank of the Ohio River in Southwest Ohio in the United States of America. Known as the "Queen City" or "Queen of the West," Cincinnati was the only 19th century American city that left a favorable impression on the then 30-year-old English author Charles Dickens. “Cincinnati is a beautiful city; cheerful, thriving, and animated,” Dickens wrote in “American Notes.” “I have not often seen a place that commends itself so favorably and pleasantly to a stranger at the first glance as this does: with its clean houses of red and white, its well-paved roads, and foot-ways of bright tile. Nor does it become less prepossessing on a closer acquaintance.”

Cincinnati is distinct amongst Midwestern cities. Its culture is a mixture of the Northeast, Old South, Midwest, and Appalachia blended with a strong German-Catholic heritage. It was one of the United States' early boomtowns, and the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is the largest National Historic District in the country. Today, it's part of a fast-growing metro area, and home to a remarkable blend of industry and architecture. Downtown Cincinnati is surrounded by picturesque foothills that add a beautiful backdrop to the Queen City and its legendary skyline – celebrated in the opening credits of television show WKRP in Cincinnati.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Cincinnati (pronounced /sɪnsɨˈnæti/) is a city in and the county seat of Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. Settled in 1788, the city is located on the north bank of the Ohio River at the Ohio-Kentucky border, near Indiana. The population within city limits was 296,943 according to the 2010 census, making it Ohio's third-largest city. According to the 2011 Census Bureau estimate, the Cincinnati metropolitan area had a population of 2,138,038, the 27th most populous Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the United States and largest in Ohio. Residents of Cincinnati are called Cincinnatians.

In the early 19th century, Cincinnati was the first American boomtown in the heart of the country to rival the larger coastal cities in size and wealth. As the first major inland city in the country, it is sometimes thought of as the first purely American city. It developed initially without as much recent European immigration or influence as took place in eastern cities. However, by the end of the 19th century, with the shift from steamboats to railroads, Cincinnati's growth had slowed considerably and the city became surpassed in population and prominence by another inland city, Chicago.

Cincinnati is home to two major sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals, a major tennis tournament, the Cincinnati Masters, and home to large events such as the Flying Pig Marathon, the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, and the Thanksgiving Day race. The University of Cincinnati traces its foundation to the Medical College of Ohio, which was founded in 1819.

Cincinnati is known for its large collection of historic architecture. Over-the-Rhine, a neighborhood just to the north of Downtown Cincinnati, boasts among the world's largest collections of Italianate architecture, rivaling similar neighborhoods in New York City, Vienna and Munich in size and scope. Constructed mainly between 1850 and 1900, Over-the-Rhine was the center of life for German immigrants for many years, and is one of the largest historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Light-mantled Albatross

The species breeds in loose colonies or small groups, and sometimes is a solitary breeder. The nest is built on a vegetated cliff ledge, or a steep slope, sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds. Structurally it is a low mound of peat and mud, 15–30 cm (5.9–12 in) high and 45–55 cm (18–22 in) wide at the base, with a cupped hollow at the top. It incorporates some plant material and with a grass lining. Around October or November, a single egg is laid, which is not replaced if lost. Both sexes incubate alternately in shifts that vary from a day or two up to nearly a month in length. The incubation period is 65–72 days. After hatching in December or January, which takes 3 to 5 days, the chicks are brooded in shifts for about 20 days, following which they are left alone in the nests while the adults forage, returning to feed the chicks by regurgitation every 2–3 days. The entire nestling period from hatching to fledging, which occurs in May or June, lasts 140–170 days. Pairs form committed pair-bonds which may last for decades, being renewed through complex courtship displays at the breeding site. On average, birds begin breeding when they reach 8 to 15 years old, after which they breed biennially, fledging a chick every five years or so. They are capable of breeding until at least 32 years old and living to 40 or longer.