This Sunday, Mark and I had to go to the east side of town. While we were there, we decided to stop and see the sights. We had to make it back to the southern suburbs by a certain time, so we decided to stick to more familiar territory- downtown (we are west siders, through and through- never fails, we ALWAYS get lost on the east side!!)
After talking it over, we thought that we would go to the lake by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- and Browns Stadium. I'm pretty sure that we were the only two Clevelanders that forgot that Sunday was the Browns home opener... oops. Parking rates were astronomical due to the game. We figured that walking would do us some good, so we parked on the opposite end of downtown by the Jake (where parking was MUCH cheaper!) and hoofed it (me in heels-- eek!!)
We first stopped at Marker #46-18 The Birthplace of Rock-n-Roll, located outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All of the GuitarMania guitars have been re-assembled outside of the Rock Hall in a fabulous public art display after being scattered throughout the city (see some of our previous blog posts Downtown Cleveland- Part 2 and Part 3.)
Across the street from the Rock Hall is the US Coast Guard District 9 Headquarters and the US Naval Reserve Center. Presently, there is some construction going on at the site, and the buildings are difficult to see. In front of the buildings is Marker #77-18 Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd. Due to the construction, we couldn't get a clear shot to photograph. According to the OHS website, the marker is in front of the Naval Reserve building, but I could not see it because of the construction... the only building I could see was that that belonging to the US Coast Guard (after reviewing my photos, I have a sneaking suspicion that the Naval Reserve building is gone...). At any rate, we photographed the marker dedicated to Admiral Kidd. I am anxious to go back and see the location of the marker once the construction is over!
After we photographed the two markers, we headed behind the buildings to see the lake from Voinovich Park. Shame on us for never really having been to Voinovich Park... It's such a pretty view! We were able to get some great shots of the Cleveland skyline, the lake, the Rock Hall and the Browns Stadium. Okay, well, I guess that's it for now! I know I still need to share about our trip to CA... soon!!
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