Monday, April 30, 2007
Higbee's was one of Cleveland's big department stores, back in the day before the consolidation of department store ownership you see today. Here you can see some pictures of the Higbee's Building in downtown Cleveland. The store and its holiday windows featured prominently in the movie A Christmas Story. Another fun fact about Cleveland department stores -- Higbee's main competition was a store called Halle Brothers. Undecided about what to name her daughter, Halle Berry's mother was inspired by a shopping bag she was carrying home.
I found this receipt tucked inside the cover of a book I purchased this week at a used bookstore. I love finding ephemera like this!
Monday, April 16, 2007
Lake Erie and the William G. Mather
Originally uploaded by Affiknitty.
This picture is a couple of months old, but with the unseasonably cold weather we've been having, it is probably a fairly accurate representation of the Lake. You can get more information about the Steamship William G. Mather here.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Monday, April 9, 2007
Last week was spring break for a lot of school kids here. Unfortunately, they could not spend it playing at the park. This children's park on the corner of my street is covered in snow*.
* Full disclosure: This photo was actually taken last month, but this is pretty much what the park looks like now.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Teal and Cream
Originally uploaded by Affiknitty.
This is a very old photo that I took of a house in my neighborhood. I love the teal door on the cream house. These colors even inspired one of my knitting projects!
I thought it appropriate to post a snowy picture, as after a week or so of lovely spring weather, today we have snow flurries.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
In my town, Shaker Heights, there are basically no bungalows at all, but the neighboring town, Cleveland Heights, has many. This one I think is especially attractive; the eaves are lovely.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
This week the Cleveland Film Society is hosting the 31st Annual Cleveland International Film Festival. There are filmmakers from all over the world visiting our city to show and view 120 films from 50 different countries.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Last Saturday I went to the West Side Market on a day that started out grey and drizzly, but ended up sunny and bright. I was able to get a pretty good view of downtown from the parking lot. The Cleveland skyline is so impressive that some people think it looks as good as New York City.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Spring seems to have arrived in Cleveland this weekend, though. It's about 50 degrees Fahrenheit here today, so I'll bet this tree has shed its winter garb.
Friday, March 9, 2007
One of the best things about living in Cleveland Heights is the gorgeous buildings from the Roaring Twenties. All of the buildings have names! I live in one of these apartment buildings. I think it looks particularly beautiful in the snow.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Shaker Square is one of those partially successful attempts at (quasi-) urban renewal. A number of businesses have moved in and then out again, but it seems to be on a bit of an uptick.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Despite common misconceptions, Cleveland has some really great Asian food. Here is a picture of a good Vietnamese restaurant near the West Side Market. Unfortunately, while I was there one of my friends asked me, "What is Pho?" I guess we just need to take her out for Vietnamese more often.
Monday, March 5, 2007
Sunday, March 4, 2007
I am a bit of a grammar nazi and am always annoyed that grocery stores incorrectly announce their express lanes as accepting x number of items "or less". What a pleasure it was to visit the Heinen's on Chagrin and Lee Road yesterday and find the sign above!
Saturday, March 3, 2007
A little about me ... I am the mother of two young boys. I live on the East Side of Cleveland. I am emphatically NOT a photographer. The best I can say is that I like to take pictures. And I love my city. I decided that this might best be a group endeavor, so I recruited a friend to participate, who will introduce herself. I'd like to post everyday, but I can make no promises.