Friday, November 21, 2014

Recent work, September through November

Debra Cousar, whose Graham Street property was one of the eight where tainted soil was found in Columbus, Ohio near Saunders Park, stands in her home, Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

Ohio State deputy director of women's athletics Miechelle Willis reacts as the NCAA announces Columbus as the 2018 location for the women's Final Four, November 17, 2014, at Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

(From right) Brighton Schaftel, 5, and brother Wakely Schaftel, 2, of Powell, Ohio, react as countdown reaches zero and the thousands of lights illuminate spectators' faces at the Columbus Zoo's Wildlights display, November 16, 2014.

(From left) Worthington Kilbourne senior receiver Rafael Herrera and senior linebacker Luke Hackathorne react to rough a 22-0 loss against Dublin Scioto in the OHSAA division II regional semifinals, at Upper Arlington High School, Friday, November 14, 2014.

Bill Cox poses for a portrait in front of his field of soy beans outside of his Ostrander home, Friday, October 3, 2014.

After a rainy morning and afternoon, a clear sky and a silhouette of pedestrians reflect in a puddle as they walk along the Third Street sidewalk across from the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus Marathon participants take off from the starting line at North Bank Park on Long Street, Sunday, October, 19, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.

Supporters of the Franklin County Democratic party gather at the Westin hotel in Columbus, Ohio, as local election results come in, Tuesday November 4, 2014.

Kent Farrington, of Wellington, Fla., and 13-year-old Uceko, clear a jump during the 17th Annual New Albany Classic, Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the Wexner Home in New Albany.

(From left) Columbus Education Association (CEA) members Paula Garfield, Jenny Plemmel, CEA president Tracey Johnson and CEA member Ezetta Murray chant in support of ending the Reynoldsburg teachers' strike with a fair negotiation, Saturday, September 20, 2014, in Huber Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Rays of evening light beam into the lobby of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Grandview Heights, Ohio, as Monsignor John Cody (right) chats with a guest while waiting for Last Call mass to begin, Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Queen Victoria Weekend in Cambridge, Ohio

Every year around the holidays, Cambridge, Ohio holds a themed weekend centered around a reenactment of a visit from Queen Victoria. This year, 'Queen Victoria Weekend' featured a reenactment of an authentic Victorian-era funeral ceremony in a window-lit hilltop mansion, where actors demonstrated some of the time period's bizarre traditions of mourning after a death.

Visitors enter the mansion.

A mother and son impersonate mourners, explaining the meaning of their attire.
A mock spiritual seance is held in the sitting room of the mansion.

Queen Victoria (left) attends the funeral, as the director speaks about the changes made in the home of mourners.

The funeral director speaks to guests.

A mourners awaits guests.