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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cleveland Public Auditorium - A Perfect Confection



Public Auditorium in Cleveland was opened in 1922. It's been built in the Neoclassical style and stands on the Cleveland Mall as part of the "grand plan" group of buildings in similar design. It has a long history of impressive performers and visitors, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, to name a couple. It underwent restoration in 2010 and will continue it's life next to and incorporated with the new convention center currently being built. 

The architectural details are intricate and at times difficult to fully absorb. Like a sugary, over decorated birthday cake it makes you stop wide-eyed and think, all for me? And then your teeth start to hurt just thinking about taking a bite. But we wouldn't want it any other way. We want the corner piece with a big fat rose. No one ever says "go easy on the frosting". Well, no one I know. This building serves up it's period confections perfectly. You'll want to run a finger through it. 

One of the coolest part of this space is it's amazing murals that circle the main auditorium. Too see some images you can go here: Cleveland Public Auditorium   










Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Winter Is Drama


We've slipped briskly into winter from which we may never recover. OK, that may be a little dramatic. Winter is drama to me with all her extremes and inconsistencies. We will recover. We are in the thick of it, but we will recover. The cold seems to steal words from me so here are a few images from my backyard.