Posts Tagged ‘Soldiers and Sailors Monument’

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What kind of a difference does 7 days make?

January 26, 2013

In Cleveland, in January, it can be a big difference.

Here are some photos from last week. Sightseeing at home, enjoying the lakefront and the city center.

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Here is the Terminal Tower complex from Public Square.

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The skylight in Tower City

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A chandelier also in Tower City

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View up Euclid Avenue from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument

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Detail of the monument

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Terminal Tower framed by the railroad bridge – taken from Whiskey Island

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The beautiful old Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island

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And the weather today – one week later – pretty typical for January in this neck of the woods.

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What was I doing last week?

May 31, 2012

It was jury duty all week, which I was talking about earlier.  The long lunch hours broke up the day that was mainly spent waiting to be called for a jury panel.  Regarding jury duty, I think this is a privilege that our system of government affords and that everyone should have a chance to experience.  I have been on juries previously; just sorry I did not get chosen this time.

During the lunch breaks I was able to see the new Horseshoe Casino in the former Higbee’s department store building.  Higbee’s was a beautiful store and the structure has been preserved by the Casino, albeit given over to the slots and the tables.  I did not spend a lot of time there because of the noise, but in the middle of the week, in the middle of the day, it was quite full of people.

I also paid a visit to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.  This building has recently undergone a $2 million restoration and it is beautiful inside and out.  Well worth a visit.

The monument has bas reliefs on the inside walls, the names of the fallen on the outside walls, art glass and mosaics.  Outside are four large bronze sculptures depicting scenes from the Civil War.  The restoration work is beautiful and the monument is a gem.

Finally, I saw this on my way home.

It was a holiday weekend – so I guess that explains the giant potato!