Monday, August 18, 2014

Cleveland with Kirby (8/16-18/2014)

Saturday, August 2, 2014
On our daily walks we would see this strange flower, and finally identified it.
Acanthus mollis/Bear Breeches
We have a Little Free Library in the neighborhood, at Lomond Boulevard and Townley Road.
Little Free Library

Saturday, August 16, 2014
On a suggestion from our guest, Kirby, we had lunch at Slyman's Deli, opened in 1963 by immigrants from Lebanon, Joe & Mae Slyman. They are known for the biggest and best corned beef sandwiches in Northeast Ohio.
Corned beef sandwich from Slyman's
The three of us split a corned beef sandwich and a Rueben, and that was plenty!
Next we headed to University Circle, to see the Peter B Lewis School of Management Building on the Case Western Reserve University campus.
Peter B Lewis Building (2002)
Designed by Frank Gehry with his signature curves, and named for the philanthropist, libertarian, and CEO of Progressive Insurance, it is made of brick and stainless steel.
Stainless steel plates (taken 8/31/2014)
Trying to capture the curves including the windows
(taken 8//31/2014)
CWRU "Twist" (1981) by Athena Tacha
A stop at the Cleveland Art Museum.
"Untitled/Bridge of Harmony" (2012-2014) by Jim Hodges
"The Crucifixion of St Andrew" (1601-1607)
by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
with Conservator of Paintings Dean Yoder
Ames Family Atrium (2012) designed by architect Rafael Viñoly
with "The Age of Bronze (1875-1876) by Auguste Rodin
"Water Lilies" (1915-1926) by Claude Monet
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Kirby must have brought the sunshine for the weekend!
Today we visited Lakeview Cemetery.
Ardea herodias/Great Blue Heron
Pond behind Wade Chapel
Cat on the Nonneman-Kunes bench
Garfield Monument closed-off stairs to the lower level
The Garfield Monument (1890), designed by architect
George Keller, combines Romanesque,
Gothic and Byzantine styles of architecture
Kirby and Kent

Monday, August 18, 2014
The Cleveland Botanical Garden was closed today.
Hidden gate to the Cleveland Botanical Garden
Kohl Gate (2004 of COR-TEN steel) by Albert Paley,
mirrors collections of plants native to Costa Rica, Madagascar, and Ohio
Kohl Gate detail (taken 8/31/2014)
Instead we went to the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse (1905) fronted by the Mall
with statues of the four seasons
Tropical Showhouse with a
Eriobotrya japonica/Loquat tree
    Strelitzia reginae/Bird of Paradise 
      Platycerium sp/Staghorn Fern spreading out on the wall
      Fern Showhouse with a carpet of Hemianthus callitrichoides/Dwarf Baby Tears
        Asparagus densiflorus/Foxtail Fern
        Tamiko in Cacti Showhouse
        Euphorbia lactea cristata
        Latin American Garden
        Atteva aurea/Ailanthus Webworm Moth larva
        The Betty Ott Talking Garden
        for the visually-challenged 
        Acmella oleracea (Spilanthes oleracea)/Toothache Plant
        Japanese Garden
        Next to Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights, OH.
        Tree guard by Brinsley Tyrrell
        Tree guard detail by Brinsley Tyrrell
        Tree guard detail by Brinsley Tyrrell
        Big Fun Toy Store at 1814 Coventry Road
        Taking a ride on the RTA (Regional Transit Authority) Rapid.
        Kent, Kirby and others wait for the train
        RTA Breda LRV car
        View of the Terminal Tower past the RTA operator

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