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Out and About in Columbus!

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Out and About in Columbus!
I like to travel and thus when I was attending the Origins Game Fair in Columbus I did my best to get an idea of what the town was like. The photo above is the skyline of downtown from across the river, near the science center.

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This is a shot of the downtown area from North Bank Park.
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This is a day time photo from the same location. It goes to show you just how much of a difference the time of day makes.
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One of the rail road bridges that lead into the city. The track actually goes straight to the convention center.
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Near downtown there was this crazy torch arch thingy. I never did find out what it was.
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One day I took the morning off from the convention and walked down to the square in the center of town. There was a really nice bistro and coffee shop a block away!
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I also took an hour and did a tour of the old Statehouse.
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The ceiling of the rotunda in the Statehouse.
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This life size bust of Abraham Lincoln in the Statehouse is said to be the most realistic depiction of Lincoln. After modeling for it, he himself said so.
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The back half of the Statehouse was absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately I didn’t have a wide enough lens to really get the full scope. You’d really need a low 14mm or fisheye to get a shot of it all.
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This Griffin looking thing was some sort of seal that they had in the old catacombs underneath the Statehouse.
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I know it’s dorky but I thought this was so cool and it stinks that the lighting and set-up was bad so that I couldn’t get a decent photo of it. This is a map of Ohio’s counties with each county made of a different rocks and the cool thing is that the actually rocks in the map were shipped in from each of the counties!
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Other places I also enjoyed around town were the North Market which had yummy food and lots of cool stuff to see and Goodale Park which was only about a half mile from the hotel and was a good place to go walk in the mornings.

If I end up going to Origins again, I definitely want to hit up German Town. It’s a section near the south side of the city that has an old timey look with lots of shops and restaurants. Not only do I think I could get a lot of great pics there but I simply think it would be a fun area to checkout. I also really wanted to do the Science Center and the Zoo but both were things I’d want to do with Lisa and since she wasn’t there I decided to skip them, but I’ve heard nothing but great things about both.