October 24, 2018

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
Nick Swartsell
Mount Storm Park in the dark
Overpass near Lower Price Hill
Nick Swartsell
Overpass near Lower Price Hill
A former water pumping station in Walnut Hills
Nick Swartsell
A former water pumping station in Walnut Hills
Burnet Woods at night
Nick Swartsell
Burnet Woods at night
A business in the West End
Nick Swartsell
A business in the West End
University of Cincinnati's Crosley Tower
Nick Swartsell
University of Cincinnati's Crosley Tower
A bank building in Brighton
Nick Swartsell
A bank building in Brighton
Remnants of Eden Park reservoir in the moonlight
Nick Swartsell
Remnants of Eden Park reservoir in the moonlight
Auto garage in Cincinnati's West Side
Nick Swartsell
Auto garage in Cincinnati's West Side
An empty house in Clifton
Nick Swartsell
An empty house in Clifton