Today I’m in Cincinnati. An exciting, glamorous city? No, to be honest it’s not. This is a place with many empty shops and quite a few dodgy people tottering around downtown, but I do have a fondness for it. So today when I finally scooted out to find some good coffee I decided to take my art teacher’s advice and look up. You see a whole new world when you change your perspective and today I had eyes for windows.
One building had these dormer windows with the frames painted royal blue. It’s just an office building, but I love that tiny little detail that makes those windows special. The octagonal windows at the Netherlands Plaza Hilton are just so stylish. We are so used to the big glass lumps that are fashionable with architects today, but just those little octagons make a much bigger statement. It also doesn’t hurt that they accompanied by gorgeous, elegant lamps and brass pointy things on top that are just so deco. Here’s a wonderful video about this hotel if you want a walk down art deco lane.
So that’s my layover eye candy for those of you stuck indoors or just bored at work. Look up!