Murals of Cincinnati

Sometimes beauty is hidden right in front of our eyes. Sometimes we need to explore our own backyards.

A few weeks ago, Andy and I did just that, taking ourselves on a self-guided tour of the many murals that adorn downtown Cincinnati. We saw only a fraction of them, and this is only a fraction of what we saw. Such a wealth of public art. This city is truly rich.

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From the mural on the side of Jean-Robert's Table. Snails for dinner, anyone? #cincinnati

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My most favorite mural in #cincinnati. Dimension, history, beauty.

This little guy (below) attempts to capture all of the murals, as well as some of the city’s major landmarks. I love how clever and colorful it is.

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Then, these are not murals, but fun little oddities that I spotted during our walk. (The second one is a Totoro car!)

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Last but not least, I tried my hand at the fun faces we saw in one of the sweets-themed murals.

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Yeah, haha, I’m a doof. Life’s too short not to have fun.

9 responses to “Murals of Cincinnati”

  1. T. S. Bazelli Avatar

    Beautiful! And you’re so right. Have fun :)

  2. dianewfeng Avatar

    Cool murals, and funny faces ;).

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Lol thanks. I think Funny Faces are my specialty — purposefully or not…

  3. Anthony Lee Collins Avatar

    Wonderful. I love the one you identify as your favorite. Reminds me of a story I saw a while back about an artist who paints on sidewalks and streets — descending staircases and holes and so on — and people walk around them rather than “fall in.”

    And the whole things reminds me of some of the wonderful decorated buildings on South Street in Philadelphia.

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Hah, that sounds delightful! Reminds me of this guy:

  4. Browsing the Atlas Avatar

    I love the artwork in Cincinnati. It rarely gets the recognition it deserves.

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Agreed! I’m trying to do my part to stop and appreciate it more often. :)

  5. Shari Avatar

    The last picture is my favorite — so fun! It instantly made me smile! :)

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Haha glad to hear it!