Cleveland 2015...II

Cleveland is a city in the state of Ohio and is the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state. The city is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland's economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the world renowned Cleveland Clinic.

Day Two in Cleveland saw me visiting: Memorial Plaza to see the fabulous War Memorial Fountain, Key Tower, the Old Stone Church, Playhouse Square(which has a huge chandelier over an intersection in the theatre district) and Lorain-Carnegie Bridge. I also saw The Dorothy Ann Interlake Steamship going through the Cuyahoga River with a host of about 20 photographers capturing this event as well. While there, I also saw the Center Street Swing Bridge. To allow big ships to pass, the bridge doesn't raise or open up like most bridges, it swings to the side...that was something to see. I also photographed Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's "Free Stamp" sculpture next to City Hall, Ron Payto's "City Of Light" Monument in the Cleveland Mall, the Cleveland Police Department Headquarters(often seen on my favorite tv show, "First 48"), the House of Blues, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Peter B. Louis Building at Case Western Reserve University(designed by famed architect Frank Gehry) and the famed Cleveland Clinic. I also photographed the awesome Cleveland Fallen Firefighters Memorial just outside FirstEnergy Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center. After that, I found my way to the Flats later on and got a nice skyline shot under the Main Avenue Bridge.