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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

It's picture time in Cleveland.

We've returned safely home yesterday. It took over 5 hours for the drive due to numerous road construction. Another trip without any 'incidents'. Cleveland is a very large city with many 'neighborhoods'.
We arrived Friday afternoon. The closest campground was the Cleveland KOA , It was actually right between Cleveland and Akron. About 25 miles to each downtown. We usually stay at state parks. They're cheaper, and always clean. A lot of private campgrounds can be gross. But this KOA was quite nice. They separate the 'seasonals' from the 'campers'. We were surprised at how busy the campground was considering they close Oct. 15th.
So anyway, on Saturday we headed into the city. Our first stop was the Westside Market.

If you've followed our travels, you know we're a big fan of unique architecture, so this place was right at the top of our to-see list. Built in 1912 to replace an older one, it is truly very cool! And it was packed with vendors and customers. Every kind of fruit, vegetable, meat, cheese, and bread you can imagine.
This market is right across the river from downtown in a neighborhood called Ohio City. It was originally settled before Cleveland, but Cleveland grew bigger and faster swallowing up everything around it. Ohio City is now one of many Cleveland neighborhoods. After shopping for fresh produce for our evening meals, we stopped for lunch. Then it was across the river to Terminal Tower, and Tower City. Another magnificent building. Built in 1930, it was second in height only to the Empire State Building.

This was the country's first indoor mall. And also includes a light rail station in the lower level.
This last pic is an addition they built onto the back of the tower to add more shops, restaurants, and theaters.

Then it was back to the campground for dinner, and relaxing.

Day 2 tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. What a cool looking building! It immediately reminded me of the "Hall of Justice" from the Superfriends. I'm an 70's-80's cartoon nerd. :-)