Apr 26 2012

Rockefellers Restaurant


Rockefellers restaurant

Today’s Cleveland photo is of Rockefeller’s Restaurant. The Restaurant is located inside an old Bank and has old iron chandeliers, a huge stone hearth, and a hand painted beams on the ceiling. All of this makes for an interesting and unique dining experience.

For more info: http://www.rockefellers-restaurant.com/

Today’s Quote: “Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body”. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Apr 24 2012

Cleveland Museum of Art


cleveland museum of art

Today’s Photo comes from the Cleveland Museum of Art. This statue is only about 1 1/2 feet tall but the wide camera angle makes it look much larger. The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 “for the benefit of all the people forever.” The original neoclassic building of white Georgian marble was designed by the Cleveland firm of Hubbell & Benes and was constructed at a cost of $1.25 million.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is free and open for all to enjoy, take advantage of it!


Today’s Quote: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”. – Albert Einstein

Apr 20 2012

Cuyahoga County Court House Steps


cuyahoga county courthouse

I am going to finish the week the way a started it, with a photo of the old Cuyahoga County Court House steps. 2012 marks the 100th birthday of the Cuyahoga County Court House on Lakeside Avenue. The courthouse was designed by Charles Morris along with Lehman and Schmitt and is one of the finest examples of the Beaux-Arts style in the city. Have a great weekend everyone.

For more info: http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=LAS1

Apr 19 2012

Guitar Mania near the Rock Hall


guitar mania

Guitar Mania Guitar near the Rock Hall in Cleveland:

“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 FenderStratocaster 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: http://www.cleveland.com/guitarmania/

Today’s Quote: “Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.” – Elvis Presley

Apr 18 2012

Fountain of Eternal Life during the winter time


Fountain of Eternal Life

Today’s photo is of the Fountain of Eternal Life during the winter time. During the winter months the fountain is turned off but it still looks pretty cool.

From Wikipedia –

“The Fountain of Eternal Life, also known as the War Memorial Fountain and Peace Arising from the Flames of War, is a statue and fountain in Cleveland, Ohio designed by Cleveland Institute of Art graduate Marshall Fredericks and dedicated on May 30, 1964. The sculpture, which serves as the city’s major memorial to its citizens that served in World War II, is situated on Memorial Plaza, which is part of the Cleveland Mall.

The fountain was initiated and promoted by the Cleveland Press, which raised $250,000 in donations from private citizens and various organizations for the project. The centerpiece is a 35-foot (10.7 m) bronze figure representing man escaping from the flames of war and reaching skyward for eternal peace. The bronze sphere from which the figure rises represents the earth. Four granite carvings, representing the geographic civilizations of the world, are placed around the sphere. On the surface of the polished granite rim surrounding the fountain are bronze plates bearing the names of 4,177 Greater Clevelanders who perished in WWII and in the Korean War. Following a complete restoration during the construction of an underlying parking garage in connection with the neighboring Key Tower, the memorial was rededicated on Veterans Day in 1991″.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_of_Eternal_Life

Today’s Quote – “Every man dies. Not every man really lives”. – William Wallace

Apr 16 2012

Cleveland Medical Mart


Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center

Today’s photo is of the construction work being done on the Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center. It is the world’s only facility targeted specifically to the medical and healthcare industries. The Medical Mart will be 235,000 square feet and will house permanent showrooms focused on healthcare information technology, medical devices, device design & development and education. The complete facility is expected to open summer 2013.

For more info: http://www.clevelandmedicalmart.com/

Today’s Quote: The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. – Mark Twain

Apr 13 2012

Cleveland Browns Stadium


first energy stadium BrownsToday’s photo is of Cleveland Browns Stadium. Here is some information about the stadium from the Cleveland Browns website:

“Tradition is such an important part of the Browns, so it’s important to note that ever since they were born in 1946, they have played on the same site on the shores of Lake Erie. From 1946-95, their home was Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The Browns won all eight of their league championships there and hosted 17 postseason games. It is also where 16 men — 15 players and one coach – built careers that eventually landed them in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

On that same footprint is Cleveland Browns Stadium, which was opened in 1999. To keep that tradition going, the playing field at Cleveland Browns Stadium runs east to west, just like it did before, and the Dawg Pound can still be found on the east side of the stadium.
But that tradition has been tweaked and enhanced with a myriad of modern amenities and conveniences that give Cleveland Browns Stadium the look and feel of a 21st century facility. It fits right in with its modern neighbors, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center.

Architectural gaps in the seating bowl at Cleveland Browns Stadium at the Southeast and Southwest entrance plazas allow visitors to view the field and the inside of the facility even when the Browns aren’t playing. These gaps and the upper level bridges connecting the sideline and end zone seating also allow ticket holders to see the downtown skyline.

In addition, lighting has been specially designed to highlight the columns and beams supporting the upper deck topped by a halo of light glowing from the sideline canopies.

Day or night, game day or not, Cleveland Browns Stadium adds excitement and beauty to a city and fan base looking forward while at the same time honoring the past.”

Architect: HOK Sports Facilities Groups

Construction Manager: Huber, Hunt & Nichols.

Stadium Ground Breaking: Started on May 15, 1997 and was completed in August of 1999 for the first pre-season game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Cost: In excess of $290 million with contributions from the city, state, county,
Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Tomorrow.

Seating Capacity: over 73,200.
8,801 Club Seats.
10,644 Dawg Pound Seats (bleacher seating).
142 Luxury Suites.

For more info: http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/index.html

Today’s Quote: “When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less”. – Paul Brown

Apr 11 2012

Cuyahoga County Court House


Cuyahoga county courthouse2012 marks the 100th birthday of the Cuyahoga County Court House on Lakeside Avenue. The courthouse was designed by Charles Morris along with Lehman and Schmitt and is one of the finest examples of the Beaux-Arts style in the city.

For more info: http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=LAS1

Today’s Quote: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Apr 10 2012

A cool sculpture in Downtown Cleveland


Cleveland Art

Today’s photo is of a really cool sculpture in Downtown Cleveland. It is the Triple-L Excentric Gyratory Gyratory III, made by George Rickey in 1980. This kinetic sculpture is comprised of three L-shaped arms that move and twist. It has a 27-foot radius of movement.

Today’s Quote: “Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in”. – Amy Lowell

Apr 9 2012

Rock and Roll Induction Week in Cleveland


rock and roll hall of fame

It’s the 2012 Rock Hall induction week in Cleveland! Guns N’ Roses, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers; how cool would it be to be there for this?

From Cleveland.com: “The 2012 induction ceremony will take place Saturday, April 14, at Public Auditorium in Cleveland. Guns N’ Roses, the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro and the Small Faces/Faces will be inducted as performers. Late bluesman Freddie King will be ushered in as an early influence. Among the nonperformer inductees will be Don Kirshner, Tom Dowd, Glyn Johns and Cosimo Matassa.

The inductions here will be preceded by nine days of tie-in events, including the grand opening of the Rock Hall’s library and archives on Cuyahoga Community College’s Metropolitan Campus, the launch of a major new exhibition and a free “Concert for Cleveland.” Details for those events will be announced later, along with celebrity presenters for the inductions. This will be the third induction ceremony in the Rock Hall’s hometown.”

For more info: