Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Exploring Cleveland, Ohio was pretty cool. Much better than I expected, you can walk just about to any attraction in the downtown area. There is a huge theater district, I counted 4 theaters on my walk.

If you like architecture there is plenty to see! I have been to Cleveland before but it was really cold and walking wasn’t much fun so I just ran from location to location, really only stopping at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This is the West Side Market, sooo much fresh fruits and veggies plus lots of other foods, spices, etc.  I still think Detroits Eastern Market is better but maybe I am a bit bias.

 

A view of the Cleveland skyline from the market parking area.

This giant chandelier is in the Playhouse Square, I bet this looks awesome lit up at night.

 

The Cleveland Gray building, I just stumbled upon this on my walk.  Im not really sure what its used for.

I think this was called the Alley?  Lots of bars and some restaurants in an alley, very cool. I might have spent a St Pat’s day at Flannerys.

 

Memorial Park to honor veterans of wars. The grass in this field is actually on top of the convention center and at the top you get a nice view of the lake and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

The Fountain of Eternal Life by artist Marshall Fredricks.  He also did the Spirit of Detroit. There are the names of over 6,000 people from Ohio who lost their lives in various wars.  It’s sad to see all the names written on the fountain and think that was someones dad, brother, or son.

 

Ludicrously oversized things are fun!

 

This is the cooolest grocery store I have even been in.  The Heinen’s grocery store is in this amazing old building from 1907.  It was originally the Cleveland Trust Company.

 

The 2nd floor has beer and wine, and  tastings are available.

 

The outside of the building on 9th and Euclid.

 

Not far away is The Arcade, with a few shops and a Chocolate bar!    For how large it is, there are not many shops in it, still it looks amazing inside.

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