Want to spend a peaceful afternoon in the park? Wade Park and Lagoon is located in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art in University Circle. This beautiful piece of land was donated to the city by Jeptha Wade in 1882 with the intention of building an Art Museum. If you ever have an afternoon free and want somewhere to relax this place is perfect. Walk along the lagoon, eat lunch under a tree and then take a stroll through the art museum. It is a wonderful place that is rarely crowded and always free.
Today’s Quote: “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it”. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Today’s photo was taken in the formal dining room of the famous Greenbrier Suite. Located inside the Terminal Tower, the Greenbrier Suite was the Van Sweringen brother’s private mansion. What impressed me about this room was the beautiful hand painted wall paper.
For more info: http://blog.cleveland.com/pdmultimedia/2011/08/take_a_tour_of_secret_terminal.html
Today’s Quote: “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody”. – Bill Cosby
Today’s photo is of frozen Edgewater Park on Lake Erie shoreline. Mother Nature can create some pretty amazing ice sculptures. This photo reminds me of something you might see in a Chronicles of Narnia movie.
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Today’s Quote: “There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” – Robert Kennedy
The picturesque village of Chagrin falls has grown around a natural waterfall on the Chagrin River. The town is known for its restaurants, historic architecture, shopping, and its arts community. For more information on Chagrin Falls:
Today’s Quote: “A picture is a poem without words”. – Horace
The Port of Cleveland is located on the shores of Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. The port handles between 11 million and 16 million tons of cargo and generates approximately $1 billion in trade each year. The moon can be seen in the background behind the Terminal Tower.
Today’s Quote: “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats”. – Howard Aiken
Check out today’s photo of the Cuyahoga River. Cuyahoga means “crooked river” in the Iroquois language and it’s easy to see why.
Today’s Quote: ” I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them”. – Pablo Picasso
It’s been a mild winter and in the next month or so the weather will begin to get even warmer. Why not grab your bike and go for a ride? Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are a great place to go biking. There are and endless trails and places to explore in the city, the Metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley. Try a bike ride though downtown Cleveland or University Circle. If the biking in the city isn’t your cup of tea why not try the parks and valley? You can ride along the historic towpath or bike the trails and catch the rairoad back to your car. If you are really not sure where you would like to ride you should check out the Great Lakes Touring Co. for all kinds of great information. Here is the link: www.bikecle.com
Today’s Quote: “Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?” -Eliza Dushku
This Mather College Historic District sign is located on the campus of Case Western Reseve University. The College for Women of Western Reserve University, known under that name since its founding in 1888, was renamed “Flora Stone Mather College” in 1931. Flora Stone Mather was the wife of Samuel Mather and she was the daughter of the Amasa Stone. Amasa Stone brought Western Reserve University to Cleveland from Hudson in 1882 and it became Case Western Reserve University.
For more information: http://www.case.edu/provost/centerforwomen/women/index.html
Today’s Quote: The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Carl B. Stokes Federal Court House Building is located on the right side of this photo that was taken in the Flats. This 24 story tower was completed in 2002 and was named for Carl B. Stokes who was the first African-American mayor of a major U. S. city. Some of the other buildings that can be seen in this photo are the Terminal Tower, Key Bank Building and Sammy’s in the Flats.
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Today’s Quote: “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein
The Avenue at Tower City Center from about.com : “The Terminal Tower at Public Square, built in 1930, is the architectural symbol of Cleveland. Originally set atop the Union rail terminal, the beautiful ground level space has been transformed into a spacious and beautiful shopping and entertainment complex called the Tower City Center.
The floors are marble, the railings are polished brass, and the ceilings are hand-painted. Retail stores are tucked into vintage spaces as well as new wide-open, light and airy lofts”. http://cleveland.about.com/od/shoppingincleveland/a/avenue.htm
For more info: http://www.towercitycenter.com/
Today’s Quote: If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour? – Thomas Jefferson