The Delta Queen Steamboat, Maysville Landing

The Delta Queen Steamboat, Maysville Landing

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In 1989 the Delta Queen, the last of the over-night steam-powered sternwheelers, was designated a National Historic Landmark. Here she is at the Floodwall in Marysville, Kentucky. These are a few panoramas from what was her last trip here to Maysville as her exempton to the SOLAS expired on 10/31/08 after exhausting all reprieves. From 2009 until 2014 she served as a floating boutique hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is currently in Louisiana awaiting repairs.

In 2017 there is once again renewed interest and talks about bringing her back to ply the rivers as an overnight cruise ship.

I have went back and remastered my original files from 2008 to create this updated tour with higher resolution and compatibility with current smartphones, tablets etc.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza | Palm Court

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza | Palm Court

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The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel is a nice example of French Art-Deco architecture. Much of the decorative work was created in France several years before construction of the building and exhibited at the 1925 Exhibition of Decorative Art in Paris. The three panoramas included in this tour feature the Palm Court area which contain Orchids Restaurant and a Bar. Also the Grand Staircase featuring the Apollo Gallery and a beautiful chandelier. Painted on the ceiling is a compass-rose pointing due north an is surrounded by 24 gazelles representing the hours of the day.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 2016-2017 home at the Taft Theatre

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 2016-2017 home at the Taft Theatre

 

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra have taken up residence in their 2016-2017 home away from home, the Taft Theatre, while Music Hall is under renovation. Enjoy this mini virtual tour to experience their temporary performance venue in downtown Cincinnati.

Be sure to visit the archived tours from May 2016 of the final performances of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and May Festival at the pre-renovated Music Hall by clicking here.

 

Vent Haven Museum

Vent Haven Museum

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This virtual tour features the Vent Haven Museum. It is the only museum in the world dedicated to the art of ventriloquism. Situated on a small residential street in northern Kentucky, it houses many hundreds of retired or donated figures and thousands of photographs and other memorabilia covering the history of ventriloquism back to the 1700’s.

 


Update

Vent Haven Presidents Edition

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This amazing collection of US President ventriloquism dummies was donated to the museum by retired performer Jim Teter. Jim performed with these figures for decades including on the Tonight Show with Steve Allen. He was on stage warming up the crowd for John Davidson at the infamous Beverly Hills Supper Club on the night of the tragic fire. He is credited with helping to keep the crowd calm during the evacuation. With the addition of these figures the museum’s collection now contains 900 dummies!