To me, the Cleveland steelyards are as intricately fascinating as an expansive natural landscape like the Grand Canyon or the striking New York City skyline. I am captivated by the incredible layering of detail and the tangled web of man-made complexity. Most all of it is useful and serving a purpose. Typically this part of Cleveland is not one you linger in. You sort of speed through to get to where you're going or, more commonly, people avoid this area all together. It's not a view for everyone. The steelyards don't blow smoke. They are beautifully raw in their honesty and reality.