Monday, April 30, 2007


The guilt! The guilt! There is a reason this blog is not called "Cleveland Daily Photo." For some reason of late, I've been little inspired. But I thought I'd post this find today. Not exactly a picture of my city, but instead a little piece of its history.

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

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


This is the rack outside of my lab where we keep our lab coats. It reminds me of the coat room outside of my kindergarten classroom where we used to keep our coats and boots.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Spring Break

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

The hyacinth massacre

This photo was taken on Thursday when we had a little snow that killed the poor little flowers that bloomed early in the spring. We now have about a foot of snow!

Thursday, April 5, 2007


I am a sucker for architectural details, and I have always loved the doorway of this school.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Also Not My House

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.

Monday, April 2, 2007