Lovely Cleveland In February

Discussion in 'Geographic Location' started by David Hall, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. David Hall

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    Howdy Wise Ones...

    I will be in Cleveland this weekend, with free time and a camera both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

    Any suggestions? I would love to photograph the lake front, but I have never been there so I don't know where to start.

    Thanks for whatever you can offer!

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  2. David A. Goldfarb

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    I'm from Cleveland, but don't get back much. If I did, I would be photographing the industrial sites and former industrial sites around The Flats, though many of the warehouses in The Flats are now restaurants and such, so I'm not sure what it looks like these days. I've always liked the area around the Cleveland Museum of Art and Severance Hall--many interesting 19th-century houses around there, and do visit the museum and listen to the Cleveland Orchestra, which are two of the city's main attractions. I've never been to the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame, but you should definitely stand on a public sidewalk with the biggest camera you have and photograph it as a matter of principle (there was an important lawsuit about the right to photograph buildings from public vantage points in which the Hall of Fame was the losing plaintiff).

    I never spent much time on the Lakefront. If you're interested in natural sites, get a map of the Metroparks, which circle the city. When I have gotten back in recent years, I've tended to gravitate toward Chagrin Falls, which is a nice little town East of the city with a town square and a falls that used to run an old mill. It's also fairly close to some Metropark access points.
     
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    David,

    Thanks. If anything, I would be interested in industrial sites on the lakefront...if there is such a thing. And the bit about the biggest camera and the R&R Hall is a GREAT idea. Part of the reason for my trip includes the Hall, but in a less than pleasant way, so standing there with a camera will be even more sweet.

    Thanks again!

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  4. David A. Goldfarb

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    Lakefront property is lakefront property, so the industrial sites tend to be more inland along the Cuyahoga River (which no longer catches fire, thanks more to the decline of industrial production and steel imports, though the city and state take credit for "cleaning up the environment"), but there are docks and the old Burke Lakefront Airport along the lake in the city proper. Drive around. Also check out some of the Russian, Ukrainian, and Greek Orthodox churches on the near West Side.
     
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    Orthodox churches...PERFECT. Thanks!

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    Check out the article by Bob Herbst, ostensibly on sensitomitry with pyro negs, in the current (March/April 2003) issue of _View Camera_ magazine for some fine images from Cleveland.