May 18 2012

Old County Courthouse

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cuyahoga county courthouse

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.

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

“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space”. – Philip Johnson


May 16 2012

Free Stamp

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willard park free stamp

The Free Stamp by Danish artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen

From about.com:

“The 50-foot tall aluminum and steel replica of a hand stamp sits downtown at Willard Park on Lakeside Avenue, next to City Hall. The artwork was originally commissioned in 1982 by the Standard Oil Company to sit in front of their soon-to-be-constructed headquarters building on Public Square (now the BP Building). The piece was originally to sit with the “Free” stamp facing downward, hidden from view. However, before the piece could be installed, Standard Oil was acquired by the British Petroleum Company (BP) who did not favor the piece. “Free Stamp” sat in storage in Indiana for years before BP donated it to the city of Cleveland.”

More info: http://cleveland.about.com/b/2008/05/31/free-stamp-in-cleveland.htm

Today’s Quote: A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. –Oscar Wilde


May 7 2012

CLEVELAND UNION TERMINAL

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Cleveland Union Terminal

From the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: “The Cleveland Union Terminal and the Terminal Tower, Cleveland’s most familiar landmark, was the largest construction project of the 1920s in the city. Originally intended for the north end of the Mall, the railroad terminal was located on Public Square Oris and Mantis Van Sweringan following a public referendum in 1919. Excavation of the site began in 1924. The entire depot and office complex was designed by Chicago architects Graham, Anderson, Probst & White. The unprecedented engineering for the project included foundations 250′ deep for the tower, the demolition of more than 1,000 buildings, and the construction of many bridges and viaducts for the railroad approaches. Construction on the steelwork began in 1926, and the 708′ Terminal Tower was completed in 1927, the tallest building in the world outside New York City until 1967.

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

Today’s Quote: “All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem”. – Martin Luther King Jr.


May 4 2012

Settlers Landing Park

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Settlers Landing Park Cleveland

Settlers Landing Park represents the spot that Moses Cleaveland led a surveying team to in 1796. This park is located on the Eastern bank of the crooked Cuyahoga River in the Flats.

For more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/cleveland-s-settlers-landing

Today’s Quote: Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit. – Frank Borman


May 2 2012

William G Mather

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William Mather Museum

“The Steamship William G. Mather is a retired Great Lakes bulk freighter now restored as a museum ship in Cleveland, Ohio, one of four in the Great Lakes region. She transported cargo such as ore, coal, stone, and grain to ports throughout the Great Lakes, and was nicknamed “The Ship That Built Cleveland” because Cleveland’s steel mills were a frequent destination.”

For more information:

http://www.glsc.org/mather_museum.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamship_William_G._Mather_Maritime_Museum

Today’s Quote: “History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside”. – John F. Kennedy


Apr 26 2012

Rockefellers Restaurant

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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

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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!

http://www.clevelandart.org/

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

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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 18 2012

Fountain of Eternal Life during the winter time

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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 9 2012

Rock and Roll Induction Week in Cleveland

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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:

http://rockhall.com/event/2012-inductions/

http://www.cleveland.com/rockhall/