Next stop, Columbus, OH
I’ve only ever driven through Ohio. I have met some people from Ohio now and again, but don’t know much about it. In my mind, it is not any place too special. So, arriving in Columbus was a very nice experience. It was a clean city and had one main road going through it that was lined with interesting shops, an area called the Short North, another area marked with iron arches in the same manner as the Short North, that was called Old North and there was a campus in between. Ohio State University looked like a very fun place to be and created a lot of activity in the city.
The conversations that I had with people there indicated that it is a city where people appreciate the arts. One piece of evidence was that they had an art museum. I heard that it was free to the public on Sundays, but I didn’t have time to visit it.
It is a liberal, white collar city which meant that people had money and put money into the arts. The other thing that I found very interesting was that the galleries that I visited were highly niched. I read all the time that niching is a great marketing tool, but I am terrible with focusing so very clearly. This was incentive to try to do so.
I will definitely travel through Columbus again and take more time to look around!