These Eerie Nighttime Photos Show a Different Side of Cincinnati

We're increasingly used to seeing the bright, vibrant side of Cincinnati — the art, the nightlife, the new construction and amenities. And those are great. But with Halloween right around the corner, it seems like a great time to visit the Queen City's forgotten pockets and quiet — even eerie — moods. These long-exposure night photographs captured around the city might just inspire your own slightly creepy autumnal explorations.
Photos by Nick Swartsell
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Mount Storm Park in the dark
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Mount Storm Park in the dark
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Overpass near Lower Price Hill
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Overpass near Lower Price Hill
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A former water pumping station in Walnut Hills
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A former water pumping station in Walnut Hills
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Burnet Woods at night
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Burnet Woods at night
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A business in the West End
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A business in the West End
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University of Cincinnati's Crosley Tower
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University of Cincinnati's Crosley Tower
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A bank building in Brighton
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A bank building in Brighton
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Remnants of Eden Park reservoir in the moonlight
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Remnants of Eden Park reservoir in the moonlight
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Auto garage in Cincinnati's West Side
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Auto garage in Cincinnati's West Side
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An empty house in Clifton
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An empty house in Clifton
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West End buildings
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West End buildings
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A former post office in the West End
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A former post office in the West End
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A factory in Queensgate
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A factory in Queensgate
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A building on Spring Grove Ave. glows in the darkness
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A building on Spring Grove Ave. glows in the darkness
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A house tucked away in a Liberty Hill alley
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A house tucked away in a Liberty Hill alley
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The Western Hills Viaduct
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The Western Hills Viaduct
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