I am spending a couple of days in Columbus, Ohio, where I worked from 2004 to 2010.
I lived in German Village, a red brick enclave from the late 19th century,
where the brewery workers lived. Beautiful, though cold and cloudy this week.
German Village is just south of downtown Columbus. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, the largest privately funded preservation district on the list.
The house on the left is where I lived.
Once or twice a week I ate at the Old Mohawk, an old-fashioned restaurant
featuring simple comfort foods.
This beauty faces Schiller Park.
The architects of this ornate house tossed in every feature they could think of.
Tourists come from all around to eat at Schmidt's Sausage Haus,
featuring a Bahama Mama with sauerkraut and horseradish.
Lindey's is the best restaurant in Columbus. It is the place to rub elbows with politicians,
neighbors and the powerful.