Uptown Athens, Ohio at Christmas

Check out photos of Uptown Athens, Ohio decorated for Christmas.

As you may or may not know, my wife and I spent the fall in Athens, Ohio. You can read about our adventure here. My friend Erin, who, like me, went to Ohio University, asked me to snap a few photos of Athens decorated for the holidays, and that’s what I’ve posted below. I took these photos on Court Street after the Christmas lights went up and before the first heavy snow of the year.

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Cloudy night on Court Street

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I was not intentionally trying to achieve the awesome effect portrayed in this shot.

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Same here. Just happened.

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Damn it. I should have lied and told you I was going for that “could be 1982 on Court Street look.”

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This view, right outside The Pub, is my favorite.

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Even Wendy’s is like, “You want some Christmas cheer with our $1 menu? You got it!”

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Apparently Santa comes out of a secret hatch in the ceiling at Stephen’s.

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The Smiling Skull is filled with tidings and good cheer 365 days a year.

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OK, this has nothing to do with Christmas. This shuffle inside The J Bar —formerly The Junction — looked like good times.

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I would have figured The Oak Room for a Festivus Pole.

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GoodFella’z has its Christmas-colored sign up all year.

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Look at The C.I. getting all Christmas fancy. 

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Cats Eye, you really gotta stop going all out like this.

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OK, OK, we forgive you.

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The Pub, which for some reason turns into a dance club after 11 now.

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This is outside of Broney’s just before sunset. (Not just after sunrise, sadly.)

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Can you spot where The Greenery upstairs patio used to be? 

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What East Green will look like after the zombie apocalypse.

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Stop telling us what to do, Alumni Gateway. (Just kidding – it’s good advice.)

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Merry Christmas, Erin, and the rest of my fellow Bobcats.

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Joe Donatelli (Class of ’98) is the author of The Marching Band Refused to Yield, an e-book about the time the Marching 110 alumni band fought the Miami football team. You can follow him @joedonatelli.

 

 

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Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.

  • Darin Painter

    Great pics, and great idea. Thanks, Joe!

  • Thanks, buddy. We had a good time. Miss it already.

  • Thanks Joe!  Great pics!

  • You have the greatest comment handle ever, Champagne Haze.