Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Cleveland Trust Building

Door for the Cleveland Trust Building

On my way to the dentist, yes the dentist, I noticed this incredible door. The building on Euclid avenue is being renovated, but the door from the Cleveland Trust is still there.

The ornate nature of the door and the incredible iron work caught my eye. Or maybe I was trying to distract myself on the way to get a cavity filled.

Either way, the door is incredible. Makes me wonder what the inside of the building looked like in its heyday. The building has an incredible rotunda and is perched on the corner of Euclid and East 9th street, one of the busiest arteries in downtown Cleveland.

It makes me want to go inside the building.

Friday, April 15, 2011

325 - The Library

Address Numbers on the Cleveland Library

Every day on my way to catch the bus after work, I pass by the Cleveland Public Library. On this particular day, the street address numbers on the building caught my attention.

I like how the numbers were not so straight forward, but stacked a bit and different sizes. It adds a little fun to a 'serious' location.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ely House Door in Dublin

Ely House Door in Dublin

On the is a great museum tucked away in the corner of city centre Dublin. If you walk past Ely House. This part of Dublin has maintained it Georgian architecture, and the houses and entrances are incredible.

This door in particular caught my attention. The ornate knockers and well-polished mail slot was a great example of these doors. A lot of them have plastic business signs on them or are neglected by the landlords.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Old City Walls of Dublin

Wall for Old Dublin City

One day, on the way to the Brazen Head, I took an alternate route and stumbled across this site. It is the Dublin City Wall and Gate from 1240 AD.

Two things occurred to me. First, that Dublin was not much bigger than it had been back then. Second, there are some many old things in Europe as compared to the United States.

It very often is staggered in between something new as well. You see a new office building next to ruins that are hundreds of years old. Awesome

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Royal Bank of Ireland

sign for Royal Bank of Ireland

One of the things that you start to notice when you have gone to a city several times, is the number of signs or placards that are around for places that are not there anymore. Sometimes it is obvious because they have been converted into something else .. like the Dillards sign on the Cleveland Visitors Building (soon be become a casino).

In this case, the Royal Bank of Ireland building is now a pub. A very cool, upscale one. Regardless, the sign is dutifully polished on the outside.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Indians Open Open Day Skyline

Cleveland Skyline on Morning of Indians Opening Day

During my early morning walk on the Indians' day. The weather was a bit on the chilly side and there was some great steam coming of the stadium as they were preparing for that afternoon's game.