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|
|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.
|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|
|"Randy" hides under the sink|
|The ill-fated turkey in the oven|
|Breadbox on the frige|
|The Leg Lamp shipping box|
|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
|Galanthus nivalis/Common Snowdrops|