2018 W&S Open Tennis Tournament

2018 W&S Open Tennis Tournament

CLICK HERE to experience the 2018 W&S Open interactive virtual tour.

The 2018 W&S Open had a repeat of the Men’s finals from 2015 when I did my last major virtual tour here. Novak Djokovic finally wins this tournament after having been in these finals on 5 previous times without an ultimate victory. Winning this tournament completes Novak’s quest to become the first player to have won a title at all of the 9 ATP Masters 1000 events. He defeats 2015 champion Roger Federer who was attempting a record 8th finals victory here. Either way it would be an historic final match.

On the women’s side, it was Kiki Bertens winning in her first appearance at a W&S Open final. She upsets #1 ranked Simona Halep who still seeks her first title here even though being in the 3 of the last 4 finals at this event.

This tour also highlights the new rebuilt South Building 

This interactive tour features the newly rebuilt South Building and somewhat of the atmosphere and environment of the 2018 Western & Southern Tennis Open located in the Greater Cincinnati city of Mason, Ohio. 

The Western & Southern Open originated in 1899 and has been a fixture in the Cincinnati area  ever since. The list of champions is a who’s who of tennis greats with over 100 international Hall of Famers having played here.

CLICK HERE to see more views of the tennis facility from the 2015 virtual tour

CLICK HERE to see more views of the tennis facility from the 2012 virtual tour

 

The Delta Queen Steamboat, Maysville Landing

The Delta Queen Steamboat, Maysville Landing

CLICK HERE to explore the Delta Queen virtual tour.

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.