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On July 14-18, 2010, I took a tour of Northern Ohio and visited Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio via greyhound bus and took pics of both cities. Here's my pics of Toledo (Population 300,000) from July 14...

Here I took pictures of downtown, the East End, Birmingham (Hungarian neighborhood home to the original Tony Packo's), the Docks, and Main Street in East Toledo.



PNC Bank Building (formerly National City) and the soon-to-be-renovated Fiberglass Tower. NOTE: they were just installing the new PNC logos on the top of the National City building the day I was here.




Fifth Third Bank, KeyBank, and the old power plant


PNC and Riverfront Apartments


ToledoEdison and HRC ManorCare building


Park Inn, I stayed here the last time I was in Toledo, which was only about 3 months and the staff remembered who I was!


The ORIGINAL Tony Packo's Cafe, in the east Toledo Hungarian neighborhood of Birmingham




Chili Cheese Fries and a M*O*A*D hot dog, BIG and good! BTW, these are not typical hot dogs, as I have learned, they are a Hungarian Sausage, very similar to a Polish Kielbasa


Inside Tony Packo's... classic...


Something the Original Tony Packo's is famous for is the autographed hot dog buns of celebrities who have eaten here in the past when touring and stopping in Toledo.

Here's Jamie Farr, Toledo's most famous resident, played Max Klinger on M*A*S*H and made frequent mentions of this place on M*A*S*H, partially leading to its popularity...


Alice Cooper


The Temptations


Sinbad and Howie Mandel, two comedians I have had the pleasure of seeing live


Gordon Lightfoot and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith...


Jerry Seinfeld, another comedian I have seen TWICE...


See if you can find your favorite celebrity...






St. Stephens Roman Catholic Church


St. Stephens Catholic School, now home to the Eagle Academy












Calvin Christ Church








Nabisco Grain Elevators


Glass City Skyway, this carries Interstate 280 over the Maumee River, connecting I-75 to the East end of Toledo and the Turnpike


Toledo skyline from the Skyway bridge...


Toledo really was/is a city of Industry as I see it in this shot...




Historic Waite High School




East Main Street has many nice commercial blocks including these...




















Sacred Heart Church














Body of Christ Refuge Church


The Docks, a neighborhood of restaurants/bars and recreation facilities on the east side of the Maumee River across from downtown Toledo










Downtown Toledo from the Docks..








This property on Main St. was once where the Toledo Sports Arena stood...


Toledo Night skyline shots... taken from the east side of the Maumee River...














 

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Cleveland pictures, taken on July 15th (the next day) after a bus ride from Toledo:

I took pictures of mainly Cleveland's downtown and the lakeshore.

Reserve Square Apartments


Allerton Apartments


Embassy Suites


Chesterfield Building


Ohio Savings Bank


Chester Commons


The Historic and Classic Huntington Bank Building


Looking up at the PNC Building...




Base of Huntington Bank Building


Cleveland Trust Building and Tower, similar concept to the old Buffalo Savings Bank building


City Club Building


Huntington Bank Building


Cleveland's famous and historic Euclid Avenue


Cleveland Trust and Clock...


Historic Buildings along Euclid...








Wyndham Hotel, in the city's Theater District...




Cleveland's Theater District




Playhouse Square Complex


Ohio and State Theatres


Palace Theatre




Cleveland State University








The Halle Building (No, not named after Halle Berry, who was born and raised in Cleveland)




Winton Manor


Ohio Medical Mutual Building


Caxton Building


AT&T Huron Building




Colonial Marketplace


Terminal Tower and Prospect Fourth Building






Key Tower, second-tallest building between Chicago and New York City (after the Comcast Center in Philadelphia)


200 Public Square (home to the worst Oil company, ever, British Petroleum)


Gen. Moses Cleaveland Statue, founder of the city


Base of Tower City Center, once a railroad terminal station...


Looking up at the Terminal Tower...


Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Public Square...






House of Blues Concert Venue


The Historic Arcade Building


4th Street Entertainment and Nightlife District


Corner Alley Bowling Lanes, one of the rare downtown locations for a bowling alley anywhere...


Holiday Inn Express










Cleveland School District Building


Key Tower again...


Cleveland Convention Center


Cleveland Public Library, 200 Public Square, and Post Office/Custom House from the Cleveland Mall


Cleveland Public Library


Post Office and Customs House




Base of Key Tower and Marriott Key Center, my hotel...




Lobby of the Hotel...


My temporary home in downtown Cleveland...


Views from the room...








Cuyahoga County Courthouse...




Top of the Key Tower...


Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building, One Cleveland Center, Convention Center, Fifth Third Bank, among other buildings


Cleveland Browns Stadium, the sister of Buffalo's Ralph Wilson Stadium




Great Lakes Science Center




The Famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (which I visited on this trip on the Saturday)




Cleveland's Lake Shore Industry...


Lakefront Walking Area




Lake Erie, looking towards Canada (and Ontario, my home turf)






Cleveland skyline shots from the Lakefront










Birthplace of Rock and Roll Plaque


Behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


East Downtown Cleveland


Rear of the Cleveland Convention Center


Cleveland City Hall




FREE Stamp


One of the many guitars in the city...




Rear of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse




Front of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse


St. Clair Building


Looking up at Key Tower




Society for Savings Building


Historic Old Stone Church




Key Tower












I ate my supper that night in the 4th Street Nightlife area as suggested by a very friendly city hall employee


I ate at 4th Street Bar and Grill, good fish and chips, hopefully it was out of Lake Erie, the fish!


Looking up at 200 Public Square


The Arcade


Inside the arcade, one of the most magnificent enclosed shopping malls I have seen, makes my beloved provincial capital's Eaton Centre look like crap...










 

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some fantastic architecture! I think Cleveland has well and truly shaken its old tag of "the mistake by the lake". some lovely old (and very large) buildings with some decent height to go with it. What's the metro population of Cleveland these days?
 

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some fantastic architecture! I think Cleveland has well and truly shaken its old tag of "the mistake by the lake". some lovely old (and very large) buildings with some decent height to go with it. What's the metro population of Cleveland these days?
Cleveland's Metropolitan population has approx. 2,100,000.
 

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This part of the photo tour includes downtown night shots and skyline night shots, University Circle, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

200 Public Square and Key Tower


200 Public Square, Key Tower, and Terminal Tower








Cleveland Skyline @ night with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the foreground




Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Closeup of Key Tower






Cleveland's TOWERS OF DOOM, 200 Public Square, Key Tower, and Terminal Tower


Cleveland City Hall


Cuyahoga County Courthouse


200 Public Square


Base of Tower City Center


Looking up at the Terminal Tower




Key Tower and Society of Savings Building




Fountain in Public Square at the Base of the Key Tower


Looking up at the Key Tower








Cleveland Mall Garden


The next morning, looking up at my hotel...


Looking up at the Key Tower, wouldn't you just love to wake up to this every morning? I know I would :)






Closeup of the Cleveland Public Library's architecture




Terminal Tower and Public Square Fountain


Old Stone Church


Looking up at 200 Public Square


Waiting on Euclid for the RTA Health Rapid Line...




Case Western University, University Circle

Crawford Hall


Adelbert College


Scenes from around Case Western University






Lakeside Hospital


Biology Building


Hanna Hospital


Pathology Hospital


Severance Hall


Wade Lagoon...




Kelvin Smith Library




Cleveland Institute of Art


Cleveland Museum of Art








Inside the Museum of Art...

Finished model of what the museum will look like when the construction/expansion is complete...




No comment, a wooden sculpture of an animal breast-feeding its child...


MUMMY! Daddy?




Urns...




Italian head sculptures...




Paintings by Mabel Hewit, a Cleveland artist born in Youngstown, Ohio.






Main Section of the old building...


Front Entrance...


Biblical Paintings, the one on the right is Jesus Christ on the cross...


You won't see these in furniture stores, unless you're stuck in the 1800s or 1900s




The biggest rug I have ever seen...






Is this for the Royal Family?


One of the most impressive wood carvings I have ever seen...


A window that was "stolen" from the Darwin-Martin House in Buffalo, New York


Stained Glass...


Tiffany Lamps... I miss those...


The Heavy Artillery room...




Old School guns...






"The Thinker" Replica


A door off some famous house in Painesville, Ohio


Glass room of statues...






Two fine works by Edgar Degas


Three fine works by Vincent Van Gogh






Wade Park...


Cleveland Botanical Gardens...














More of Wade Park...








Cleveland Museum of Natural History




Law School Building


Glidden House, residence at Case Western




George S. Dively Building


Mather Building...




Peter Lewis Building




Commercial Block on Euclid Avenue


Church of the Covenant




Case Western University Hospitals Complex


Hope you all enjoyed the second part of my Cleveland tour! COMING SOON! Little Italy, Warehouse District, Indians/Tigers games
 

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some fantastic architecture! I think Cleveland has well and truly shaken its old tag of "the mistake by the lake". some lovely old (and very large) buildings with some decent height to go with it. What's the metro population of Cleveland these days?
I wouldn't go that far. I lived in Metro Cleveland for three years (Downtown, Parma, and Lakewood) and went to CSU (Cleveland State University) and alot of folks I meet still called it that! Even I did. Although I will admit, downtown has improved alot since I left in Dec 2009. And metro Cleveland population is about 2,088,291. Here is an article from Cleveland.com you might find interesting.

http://www.cleveland.com/datacentral/index.ssf/2009/03/metro_cleveland_is_third_natio.html
 

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I wouldn't go that far. I lived in Metro Cleveland for three years (Downtown, Parma, and Lakewood) and went to CSU (Cleveland State University) and alot of folks I meet still called it that! Even I did. Although I will admit, downtown has improved alot since I left in Dec 2009. And metro Cleveland population is about 2,088,291. Here is an article from Cleveland.com you might find interesting.

http://www.cleveland.com/datacentral/index.ssf/2009/03/metro_cleveland_is_third_natio.html
Even though I was downtown, you could maybe get a feeling the city has definitely seen better days and some of the residents might be a bit edgy or frustrated because of the many tremendous losses the city has endured over the years, and not just with sports teams.
 

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This part of the tour includes the Murray Hill Neighborhood, Little Italy, Cleveland Clinic, and Progressive Field and game between the Detroit Tigers and the Indians.

Murray Hill, on Cornell Street






Little Italy






La Pizzeria, where I ate, the place just opened not long ago, the pie they have is very fine, like what it should be in Italy. :)


























Main Business Area of Little Italy, corner of Murray Hill and Mayfield










Holy Rosary Church


Nice Park in Little Italy










These homes with three storeys and an angled roof are typical of what you see in Cleveland.




Back at the Medical Campus of Case Western University




More typical Cleveland homes...




A little Tudor style near the University


Looking west on Euclid, waiting for the Health Line Rapid Bus...


Cleveland Clinic

Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Pavilion Building




Glickman Building and Tower




Lerner Research Institute Building...






Intercontinental Hotel


East Mt. Zion Baptist Church


Cole Eye Institute




Cleveland Clinic Alumni House


I believe this is the main and original Cleveland Clinic Hospital Facility


Stanley Shalom Zielony Plaza


Taussig Cancer Center




Original Cleveland Clinic Building






Made it back in time for the main event(s), the baseball game between Tigers and Indians @ Progressive Field...

Quicken Loans Arena, home of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers


Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians of the MLB




Quicken Loans again, BTW, many call it the "Q" Arena for short...


Progressive Field tour...






Made it to my seat... the Tigers practising in front of me...


There were A LOT of Tigers fans in my section and a lot of them walking around downtown and staying in my hotel and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, almost like a second home to the Tigers fan base, :D


Scoreboard... nice...






Brandon Inge


Miguel Cabrera






Umpires probably contemplating how they're gonna screw the Tigers over again this time...


Indians Players getting ready to start...




First pitch of the game...


Austin Jackson gets a double to start...


Johnny Damon at the plate...


and gets out


Magglio Ordonez




Tigers lead 1-0 early...








Brandon Inge at the plate...


Singled to first












Indians scored two runs in the bottom of the 2nd to lead, 2-1, then the next inning Detroit got another run to tie the game at 2.


But Scherzer's time was limited after what happened next








Indians scored 2 more runs in the bottom of the 4th inning and 4 more in the bottom of the sixth...


To make it 8-2, ouch...






Needless to say, the Tigers didn't have it so good in Cleveland... apparently the Indians have tasted more success against the Tigers than any other team in the MLB at home...




All the Indians faithful cheering in the top of 9th, knowing their team will likely succeed...


... and they did. Indians won, 8-2.


Indians teammates congratulating eachother after a well-played game.






However, even though I am a Tigers fan, I was a good sport, stuck around till the very end and watched the fireworks
































Over 22,000 in attendance, not bad.


Outside the stadium after the game ended








The Q Arena and AT&T Building...


Terminal Tower and other buildings
 
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