Nov 11 2011

Ripples on the Pond


Mapleside Farms

Today’s Photo: Ripples on the Pond

This is a photo of the small pond at the bottom of hill at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio. By taking the photo low to the ground with a wide angle lens it creates an illusion that the pond is much larger than it actually is.

I hope everyone has a great Veterans Day and a great weekend. I will be out of the county until Monday afternoon but I am still hoping to post a photo before the day is over.

Today’s Quote:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Nov 10 2011

Bike on Euclid


bike on Euclid Ave

Today’s Photo: Bike on Euclid

This is a photo of a bike that was locked up on Euclid Avenue near the Idea Center and the Playhouse Square theaters. Biking is an excellent way to get around if you live in the city. It is also a great way to see the city if just want to slow down and see the sights. Here is some information about a company that offers bicycle tours in Northeast Ohio:

Great Lakes Touring Co. is Northeast Ohio’s premier source for custom bicycle tours and excursions. The company aims to bringing fitness, fun and adventure together on Cleveland-area bicycle trails, while promoting interest in regional tourism and history. Tours of Northeast Ohio communities, the 55,000-acre Cleveland MetroParks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are available throughout the year for riders of all experience levels from beginner to expert cyclist. Great Lakes Touring Co. offers corporate team building events, gym alternatives and birthday party packages.

For more info:!/iBikeCLE?sk=info

Today’s Quote:

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

Nov 9 2011

Clevelands Time Machine


Western Reserve Historical Society

Today’s Photo: Cleveland’s Time Machine

To walk though these doors is to step into our past. You can travel though time from the present back to the beginning of
Connecticut’s Western Reserve. Here is a little of the Western Reserve Historical Societies history from their website:

In 1867, the Western Reserve Historical Society was founded to preserve and present the history of all of the people of northeast Ohio. Today, it is the largest privately supported regional historical society in the nation. The reason we’re called the Western Reserve Historical Society instead of the Cleveland or Northeast Ohio Historical Society has to do with how the area was  settled. When the original colonies of the United States were formed, most of the western borders were left blank, since the settlers didn’t know how far west the land went. If you look at the map to your right, you’ll notice that northern Ohio is exactly west of Connecticut, so we were originally part of the state of Connecticut. In 1786, the State of Connecticut gave up its claims to Western lands of the United States, except for a portion of northeastern Ohio known as the Connecticut Western Reserve. Later, the land was sold to the Connecticut Land Company, which surveyed and settled the region, but the name Connecticut Western Reserve – or just Western Reserve – continued to be used to describe the northeastern section ofOhio.

Please support this wonderful institution, we are lucky to have it. For more information:

Today’s Quote:

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be – Thomas Jefferson

Nov 8 2011

This Old House


abraham hard

Today’s Photo: This Old House

This photo is of a very old log cabin located within Greenleaf Park in Medina County. As an amateur Genealogist I not only find this
home very interesting only because of its age but also because it was built by my wife’s 5th Great Grandfather. The cabin was built about 1817 when Abraham Hard moved his family from Vermont to Medina County, Ohio. Today this cabin is open to the public.

For more information on this home and family:

Today’s Quote:

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. -Edmund Burke

Nov 7 2011

Rock Hall Resting Place


Rock and roll hall of fame

Today’s Photo: Rock Hall Resting Place

This photo was taken on a warm evening while walking in Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can be seen at
the end of the walkway.

Today’s Quote:

“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.”- Martin Luther

Nov 4 2011

Medina Farm


Medina County Farm

Today’s Photo: Medina Farm

I know the name of this blog is Cleveland in HDR but I intend on sharing photos from all around Northeast Ohio (and maybe a few from
my world travels now and then). I was driving down Pearl Rd. towards Medina the other day when I saw this farm. I just had to stop and take a photo.

Today’s Quote:

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. – Albert Einstein

Nov 3 2011

Peaceful Pond


fall lake photo

Today’s Photo: Peaceful Pond

This is just a random fall photo I took a week ago out on the East side close to Youngstown.  I really enjoy this time of year and I wanted to share this photo.

Today’s Quote: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” -Albert Camus

Nov 2 2011

Guitar Mania


guitar Mania

Today’s Photo: Guitar Mania

Guitar Mania® is a Greater Cleveland community public art project that has raised $2 million for its two benefiting charities – United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education programs. The project consists of large, 10-ft-tall Fender® Stratocaster® guitars creatively transformed into works of art by local artists and national celebrities. The guitars are displayed on the city streets of Cleveland for residents and visitors to enjoy from the end of May through October, 2012. Corporations, organizations and individuals sponsor the guitars and select from a variety of local artists to paint, sculpt or decorate them. Celebrity artists also paint and decorate guitars.

For more info:

Today’s Quote:

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. -Edmund Burke

Nov 1 2011

Superior Viaduct


Superior Viaduct in cleveland

Today’s Photo: Superior Viaduct

From the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History:

“The Superior Viaduct was proposed for improving transriver commuting in the years following Cleveland’s 1854 annexation of Ohio
City. The Cuyahoga River bridges up to that time had been “low-level,” necessitating being opened for every river craft that needed to pass. City voters in Apr. 1872 approved construction of the new bridge, which was to extend from Superior Ave. and W. 10th St. on the east to Detroit Ave. and W. 25th St. on the west. Plans called for a western approach consisting of Berea sandstone arches built on piles
driven 20′ into the muddy subsoil. A total of 10 arches carried this portion of the viaduct a length of 1,382′, 72′ above the foundations. Connecting the masonry arches to the eastern portion of the bridge was a 332′ pivoting center span. The eastern end of the viaduct was of girder design, 936′ long. With approaches, the viaduct totaled 3,211′, with a 64′ roadway. Construction began in Mar. 1875; the bridge was completed at a cost of $2.17 million and opened to traffic on 28 Dec. 1878.”

“The Superior Viaduct was closed in 1920. Its eastern portion and center span were demolished in 1922, and in 1939 the easternmost 3 arches of the remaining sandstone segment were blasted away to allow for a widening of the river. Seven arches, a total of 600′,  remained in place on the west side of the river.”

Today’s Quote:

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.-Albert Einstein