Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cleveland 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Had lunch at the Algebra Tea House on Murray Hill in Little Italy:
Kaak be yansoon/Anise ring (Lebanese) on handmade plate
Handmade tea mugs
At the Cleveland Museum of Art:
Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1904)
by sculptor Gaetano Trentanove

Saturday, March 15, 2014
The movie "A Christmas Story" was filmed partly in Cleveland, using the exterior of this house as Ralphie's home:
"A Christmas Story" house at 3159 W 11th Street

An entrepreneur has purchased the house and several others in the neighborhood to create a museum and gift shop.
Although indoor scenes were filmed in Toronto, Ontario, this house recreates the interior of the 1940s as seen in the movie.
Hallway telephone
Push button light switches
Ralphie's and Randy's bedroom
"You'll shoot your eye out!"
Kent with the Leg Lamp
Lights and tinsel on the Christmas tree
Many of the visitors acted out scenes from the movie:
"Randy" hides under the sink
Several props of the period:
Washing machine
The ill-fated turkey in the oven
Breadbox on the frige
They allowed you to pick up any of the props and pose with them:
The Leg Lamp shipping box
The tour included the back yard:
The shed
One of a string of leg lamp lights in the museum

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Finally unpacked the Hinamatsuri/Girls' Day Festival set.
The dolls came with their heads wrapped
Our complete set

Friday, April 4, 2014
Another trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Matrix Series Catenary Ellipsoid (2010) by Brent Kee Young
Matrix Series Catenary Ellipsoid close-up
Gray and Gold (1942) by John Rogers Cox
January (1940-41) by Grant Wood

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Shaker Heights is proud to be the location of the last building in the United States designed by architect Walter Gropius.
Tower East was completed in 1967
With 12 stories at 160 feet in height,
it is the tallest building in Shaker Heights
It is an office building with a restaurant on the ground floor
Gropius was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Sign of Spring on Scottsdale Boulevard:
Galanthus nivalis/Common Snowdrops