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Dead Malls - Cincinnati Mall

Hello fellow molemen of the underground, I wanted to share a new addition to my website:

Arcade101's Site (neocities.org)

I recently took a ton of pictures at the Cincinnati Mall, as I suspect it could be going away any day now. I used to go there often during it's final peak of visitors back around 2010, and recall what it was once like: bustling with commerce. Now it remains almost entirely vacant, yet still holds a monolithic presence. There's nothing quite like going there even still.

If you're interested in this sort of thing like I am, I also have some pictures of the Tri County Mall which resides only a couple exits down the interstate loop. It's a much older establishment with it's own points of interest.

I intend to take more photos of this kind when I get the next chance.

Looks cool bro. I imagine a lot of those types of malls are getting shut down in favor of Amazon.com style shopping. Everything is online now, people even ordering their food and groceries from some internet hub.

I'll add your location to the Ace Adventure game when I get home later tonight.

Yeah. Unfettered capitalism consumes itself. An ouroboros.

The modern world has no sense of sanctity. Everything is replaceable in the midst of the latest accomplishment. Perhaps it's why I find some value in ephemeral things like shopping malls have rapidly become, because it's the ultimate fate of all products of modernity. Modern marvels bordering on magic, destined for the dustbin.

Quote from Nagolbud on April 25, 2022, 11:22 am

I'll add your location to the Ace Adventure game when I get home later tonight.

Hey, thanks. I'm glad to be a part of it.

Quote from Arcade101 on April 25, 2022, 11:19 am

Hello fellow molemen of the underground, I wanted to share a new addition to my website:

Arcade101's Site (neocities.org)

I recently took a ton of pictures at the Cincinnati Mall, as I suspect it could be going away any day now. I used to go there often during it's final peak of visitors back around 2010, and recall what it was once like: bustling with commerce. Now it remains almost entirely vacant, yet still holds a monolithic presence. There's nothing quite like going there even still.

If you're interested in this sort of thing like I am, I also have some pictures of the Tri County Mall which resides only a couple exits down the interstate loop. It's a much older establishment with it's own points of interest.

I intend to take more photos of this kind when I get the next chance.

Yeo dude what's good, I remember stumbling onto THIS particular series of photos of the derelict mall and thought that it was such a stellar work, I bookmarked it at the time. I assume I saw it on the AR form, but yeah it left an impression on me. Your eye for capturing the locations really emphasized what that mall-scene was for me, back in the 90's/ maybe early 00's.

 

Surpirsed to see it again, but then again maybe it just makes sense that people find the things that intrigue them (including other people) again and again until it's not surprising anymore.

 

Anyway, I'll go back to my crevasse again.

I'm glad you enjoy them. Tell you the truth, I never experienced the full extent of mall culture. By the time I reached the age and capability to go there on my own, they were already well on the way out - leaving me to lament their sacrifice to the almighty influence of convenience.

You likely saw my other set of photos taken at the Tri County Mall on Agora Road, as I posted about it there when I added them to my site. Since the Agora Road moderation demonstrated a lack of inclination towards open discourse, I'm going to post here from now on when I have added content to my website.

For curious parties, I became inclined to take these after my search for pictures of the Eastgate Mall prior to the remodel (which took place when I was very young) turned up empty. I didn't want those who come after me to have similar results.