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“…gonna take a little break and… be back after a while…”

“Less Than Zero”
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
From their 1977 debut album ‘My Aim Is True’

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Ramification Photography

September 11, 2001
Hallowed Ground

Photo taken July 1, 2005

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“And this town… is My town…”

Reposted: power wires-less

"And this town… is My town…".


“Heigh-Ho…”

“Heigh-Ho (it’s off to work we go) – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney, 1937)

Walt Disney World
Orlando, Florida

Photo taken January 26, 2006


“Mr. Garfield’s been shot down, shot down, shot down… Mr. Garfield’s been shot down low”

“Mr. Garfield” – Johnny Cash (1965)

The President James A. Garfield Monument and Crypt
Lake View Cemetery – Cleveland, Ohio
Architect: George Keller
Architecture: Romanesque, Gothic and Byzantine styles
Construction begun in 1885
Dedicated in 1890
Constructed of Berea Sandstone
Height: 180 ft.
The caskets of the President and Lucretia Garfield on display – the only U.S. President whose casket can be publicly viewed.

Photos taken April 27, 2013


“I don’t care if you don’t want me… I’m yours right now… I put a spell on you…”

“I Put a Spell on You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (1956)

Inside “The House of Blues”
308 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Photo taken April 12, 2012


“Oh, if this old house could talk, what a story it would tell… It would tell about the good times and the bad times as well…”

“This Old House” – Loretta Lynn (2004)

The Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity house, on the campus of The University of Akron… My residence, for one year while in college. It looked in a lot better shape back in the day. Originally built as a servants quarters for a near by mansion, in 1898, the old frat house is set for demolition this summer. Located at 116 Fir Hill, in Akron, Ohio.

Photo taken on March 30, 2013.


“I know that you want the candy… give me candy I’ve never had… tastes so sweet, makes good love bad…”

“You Want the Candy” – The Raveonettes (2009)

Malley’s Chocolates
13400 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44135

Photo taken April 20, 2013


“Life can be so sweet… on the sunny side of the street”


“On the Sunny Side of the Street” – Louis Armstrong (1938)

French Quarter street musician
New Orleans, Louisiana

Photos taken July 1, 2001


“May your path be the sound of your feet upon the ground”

“Carry On” – FUN. (2012)

On my birthday last year… On a path in the Rocky River Reservation – Cleveland Metroparks.

Photo taken April 20, 2012


“Take a picture you could never recreate…”


“Trojans” – Atlas Genius (2012)

The West Side Market was built in 1912–and this is one of the ways that the city of Cleveland celebrated the majestic old building’s 100th birthday. I spent the afternoon and evening walking the streets of Ohio City, that day– in and out of bars and restaurants, partaking in the libations, and admiring how far this area had come. An urban rebirth… a neighborhood with charm and grit and history that has been pulled from the wreckage of what was and what could have been… The side streets off of West 25th Street in walking distance to the market, all freckled with restored 150 year old homes… with bakeries and coffee shops and bistros in the surround. City life, the romantic version. Before moving to Omaha, Nebraska, I lived here back in the mid 1990’s. And I am going to do my best to find a place here once again.

Photo taken June 12, 2012


“Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.”


Matthew 3:13-17 NIV

John the Baptist
San Juan Bautista
Patron De La
Ciudad Capital
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Photos taken January 13, 2006


“He thought he was the King of America… where they pour Coca-Cola just like vintage wine…”

“Brilliant Mistake” – Elvis Costello (1995)

World of Coca-Cola Building
121 Baker Street NW
Downtown Atlanta, Georgia

Photo taken January 16, 2006


“For I smell of the earth… and am worn by the weather…”

“I am Stretched on Your Grave” – Sinead O’Connor (1990)

Cleveland, Ohio
Photo taken March 11, 2013


“I am still living with your ghost… lonely and dreaming of the West Coast…”


“Santa Monica” – Everclear (1995)

Photo taken September 8, 2007

Somewhere near Redondo Beach, California, at sunset.

The song, “Santa Monica,” is one of my all-time favorites. And the year it was released, 1995–one of the best years for music. So much great alternative rock music came out in the mid-90’s… I was living in Cleveland, in Ohio City, in a one bedroom apartment. A great soundtrack in my head for those times… And great times to go along with the memorable music!


“A moment like a poem, you wish you could hold it… I shut my eyes like it’s frozen, it’s gone when I open”


“Undeniable” – Matt Kearney (2006)

Gispert Maduro – Londsdale, cigar
South Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Photo taken September 5, 2012


“Then the father hen will call his chickens home… the wise man will bow down before the throne…”


“When the Man Comes Around” – Johnny Cash (2002)

Newly born chicks
Green Vista Farm
Wooster, Ohio

Photo taken April 14, 2012


“…they want to get my.. Gold on the ceiling…”


“Gold on The Ceiling” – The Black Keys (2012)

The dome of the Massachusetts State House
The State House was built in 1798.
The dome was gilded with gold leaf in 1874.

Photo taken September 1, 2005


“And He will send his angels with a loud trumpet call…”


Matthew 24:31

“Angel” (2)
c. 1250
France, vicinity of Reims, 13th century
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio

Photo taken February 14, 2012


“In the winter time… when all the leaves are brown… and the wind blows so chill…”


“Winter Time” – The Steve Miller Band (1977)

Behind the Gordon Shore Boat Club on the frozen shores of Lake Erie
5401 North Marginal Road, Cleveland, Ohio
Photo taken March 9, 2013


“When the train come in the station… I looked her in the eye…”


“Love in Vain” – The Rolling Stones (1969)

Indigo Lake Station
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Peninsula, Ohio
Photos taken May 11, 2012


“you build your tower… but call me home”


Above photo taken April 12, 2012

Above photo Taken August 15, 2012

“Lover of the Light” – Mumford and Sons (2012)

Two shots of the Terminal Tower, on Public Square in downtown Cleveland. In June of 1930, at the time of it’s dedication ceremonies, the Terminal was the fourth tallest building in the world, rising up to the sky at 708 feet–52 floors, in all.


“Put the right letters together and make a better day…”

“Alphabet Street” – PRINCE (1988)

Artwork inside the main lobby at the Cleveland Clinic.
Cleveland, Ohio

Photo taken December 18, 2012


“Operator…. give me… infor… ma…tion…”

“Operator” – Manhattan Transfer (1975)

Historic Hyde Park neighborhood
Tampa, Florida

Photo taken January 14, 2007


“Reach out and touch faith…”


“Personal Jesus” – Depeche Mode (1989)

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
E.40th St. and Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
Built: 1876
First service: Christmas Eve
Architecture: Victorian Gothic
Designed by: Gordon W. Lloyd
Exterior: Berea Sandstone
Seating Capacity: 1,000

Photo taken March 9, 2013


“We’re American and damn proud of it…”

“Green Mind – DINK (1995)

Cleveland Industry
off the Broadway exit of Interstate 77
near downtown

Photos taken March 9, 2013


“Take me back to Cleveland… I forgot how good this city feels…”

“Any Town USA” – George Thorogood And The Destroyers (2008)

Downtown Cleveland, from the near-west side,
Ohio City
Cleveland, Ohio

Photo Taken January 11, 2013


“…Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail…”

“WISH YOU WERE HERE” – PINK FLOYD (1975)

At the Chagrin Falls Metroparks
Photo taken September 5, 2012


“I thought I told you to leave me… while I walked down to the beach…”

“Blue Monday” – NEW ORDER (1983)

The beach at the Atlantis Resort
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Photo taken March 19, 2003


Telling it like it is…

The Telling Mansion
Current Home to the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch
of the Cuyahoga County Public Library
4645 Mayfield Road
South Euclid, Ohio

Photos taken February 10, 2013


“I will listen hard to your tuition… and you will see it come to its fruition…”


“Wrapped Around Your Finger” – The Police

Cuyahoga Community College – Metro Campus
Looking north toward downtown
Cleveland, Ohio

Photo taken February 6, 2013


“Everyday is like Sunday”

“Everyday is Like Sunday” – Morrissey (1988)

Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pre-Game
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida

Photo taken October 13, 2002


“To the left and to the right, buildings towering to the sky…”

“New York Groove”– Ace Frehley (1978)

From the ground up
Midtown Manhattan
New York City, New York
Photo taken July 3, 2005


“Smoke gets in your eyes.”


“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” – Bryan Ferry (1974)>

Inside the West Side Market, atop the counter of one of the vendors. There was a fire inside the Market yesterday and they are closing down for a few days. My thoughts and prayers are with the grand old building, and the people who are effected.

Located at West 25th Street & Lorain Avenue, in the near west-side, historic Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.
Photo taken February 19, 2012.


“I hear the train a comin’… It’s rolling round the bend.. and I ain’t seen the sunshine since.. I don’t know when…”

“Folsom Prison Blues” – Johnny Cash (1959)

Cleveland, Ohio
Industrial Flats

Photo taken December 10, 2012


“He smoked a big cigar.. drove a cadillac car…”


Rock and Roll Band – BOSTON (1976)


The J.C. Newman Cigar Company
Ybor City
Tampa, Florida
Established in Cleveland, Ohio in 1895
Cuesta-Rey brand established in Tampa, Florida in 1884

The J.C. Newman Cigar Company moved from Cleveland to Tampa in 1954 and eventually purchased the Cuesta-Rey brand. Today it is the largest family-owned premium cigar manufacturer in the world– maker of many high quality hand rolled cigar brands, including Arturo Fuente, Diamond Crown, Brick House and Cuesta-Rey.

Photo taken September 9, 2006

From my vintage Tampa cigar label collection:

Cigar Box inner label, circa early 1900’s:

Cuesta-Rey promotional card, circa late 1920’s

cigar band, circa early 1900’s

LIFE magazine Cuesta-Rey advertisement, circa 1920’s


“It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it…”

“We Care A Lot” by FAITH NO MORE (1987)

UCC Headquarters
Downtown
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH

Photo taken January 16, 2013


“The core is creamy, docile and dreamy…”


“Volcano” by Presidents of the United States of America (POTUSA) (1996)

Lava Lounge
1307 Auburn Ave.
Tremont neighborhood – near west side
Cleveland, Ohio

Photos taken June 27, 2003


“Let me show you the world in my eyes”

“World in My Eyes” by Depeche Mode

Key Tower on Public Square
Taken from the 18th floor of the Terminal Tower
Cleveland, Ohio
Photo taken January 16, 2013


“Slip inside the eye of your mind.. Don’t you know you might find.. A better place to play…”


“Don’t Look Back in Anger” – Noel Gallagher (OASIS) [feel free to join in on the chorus!]

A showplace of beautiful dinnerware and exquisite gifts for those strolling the streets in Cleveland’s “Little Italy” neighborhood– La Bella Vita, is a shop that focuses on “high visual merchandising and sensory impact” items made by the finest artisans and craftsman from around the world. The shop has hundreds (if not thousands) of unique and alluring items to admire and “wow!” at, and a lot of neat little alcoves and hiding places to brows through. This picture shows one small example of the luxurious glassware that they have for sale. And right around the corner from the shop– on Mayfield Road, are all of the restaurants, bakeries, cafe’s and bars that make Cleveland’s “Little Italy” such a popular place for locals and visiting tourists alike.
Photo taken December 13, 2012.


“C’est si bon (Si bon si bon)”

“C’est Si Bon” By Dean Martin

The Eiffel Tower Ride and Restaurant (on the 11th floor)
The Paris Las Vegas Hotel

Photo taken August 10, 2006


“Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.”

“Love is a canvas…” by François-Marie Arouet known by his pen name: Voltaire

National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.
Artist: Jean-Antoine Houdon
“Voltaire with a Perruque” (1778)
Marble bust

Photo taken March 19, 2006


Merry Christmas!

The Christmas Tree on Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio

Photo taken December 21, 2012


“Over the river, and through the woods…”


Covered bridge in Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Photo taken November 29, 2012


“…the weather outside is frightful… let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…”

The picture doesn’t capture it, but the winds were gusting and the snow was swirling… The Old Stone Church, on Public Square, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio…built in 1855.

Photo taken 4:05 PM Friday, December 21, 2012.


“look around, leaves are brown now… and the sky is a hazy shade of winter”

“Hazy Shade of Winter” by Simon and Garfunkle (1966)

Taken from atop a parking deck at the Cleveland Clinic, looking west–The City of Cleveland.
Photo taken December 13, 2012


“Like a bird on a wire…”

“Bird on a Wire” by Leonard Cohen (1968)

A Ladybug found it’s way onto this hand rolled cigar that I purchased in Ybor City – Tampa, Florida.

Photo taken September 9, 2006


“Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind…”

“Across the Universe” by The Beatles

On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was fatally shot, in front of his home at the Dakota Building at 72nd Street and Central Park West in Manhattan, New York City.

Photo taken July 6, 2005


“And nobody has to think too much… About desolation row”

“Desolation Row” by Bob Dylan

Somewhere in Medina County, Ohio
Photo taken February 4, 2012


“Semper Paratus”

“always prepared”

Grays Armory


Photos taken December 3, 2012

Located between Boliver Road and Prospect Avenue in downtown Cleveland, GRAYS ARMORY was built in 1894 as a headquarters to the “Cleveland Grays”–a city militia group founded in 1837 to help local police, as well as provide a first line of defense against a northern invasion by the British earlier in the century. This local militia unit fought at the battles of Manassas and at Phillipi in the American Civil War and battled alongside General Pershing in the Spanish American War. In 1916, “The Grays” fought in the 145th Infantry as part of the American effort in World War I.

Grays Armory– a castle-like building is constructed of a variety of materials including brick, granite, and sandstone mined from nearby quarries in Berea, Ohio. Among the amenities inside, the Armory has a ten-thousand square foot ballroom and a shooting range in the basement.

Over the years, in addition to being a military installation, the structure also served as a community center and was home to some of Cleveland’s most notable high society events and parties including the first performance of the Cleveland Orchestra as well as the premier performance in Cleveland by the Metropolitan Opera.


“I am the bread of your kindness…”

Prayer of the Woods sign at entrance to the River Rapids Trail
Hillsborough River State Park
Thonotosassa, Florida

Photo taken June 14, 2003


“Streets like a jungle… so call the police…”

“Girls and Boys” – BLUR (1994)

Cleveland Police Department Mounted Police Unit
Willard Park
Downtown – Cleveland, Ohio

Photo taken June 14, 2012


“One hit to the body… Sure went straight to the mark”

“One Hit to the Body” – The Rolling Stones (1986)

Captain America Diner
Marvel Super Hero Island
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Orlando, Florida

Photo taken April 3, 2003


“Got a condo made of stone-ah!”

“KING TUT” – Steve Martin (live 1979)

Built during the reign of Augustus Caesar, circa 15 B.C. “The Temple of Dendur” was gifted to the United States by the government of Egypt in 1965. In 1967 the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in Manhattan, New York was awarded the temple for display. In 1978, the structure was placed permanently as the focal point in the beautiful Sackler Wing of the Met, pictured here.

Photo taken July 5, 2005


“Starry, starry night… Paint your palette blue and gray…”

“Vincent” – Don McLean

Located at 182 South Main Street, in Downtown Akron, Ohio—The Akron Civic Theater is one of only five remaining “atmospheric theaters” in the United States. The theater was built in 1929 by Marcus Loew from a design by famous theater architect John Eberson.

The interior décor of the Civic is a lavish combination of Mediterranean and medieval elegance. A patron to the theater will be awed by a specially designed twinkling star-lit sky ceiling with periodic clouds moving across the horizon. It is absolutely beautiful, and the mood enhancing experience is complemented by authentic European antiques and Italian alabaster sculptures throughout the theater. Hidden beneath the stage of the Civic Theater is a grand, full-sized organ which rests on a special elevator, which rises and lowers during performances.

Photo taken October 6, 2012


“Give Me the Simple Life”

“Give Me the Simple Life” – Beverly Kenney (1956)

Medina County, Ohio
Photo taken March 30, 2012


“Past the mission… I smell roses…”

“Past the Mission” – Tori Amos

The Mission Bell
Old Mission Santa Barbara, along the El Camino Real California
Established by Spanish Franciscans in 1786

Photo taken July 1, 2001


“So it’s fight, fight, fight for Carolina…”

Kenan Memorial Stadium
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Opened in 1927
Capacity: 62,980

Photo taken February 17, 2006


“You can check out any time you like, But you can never leave”

“Hotel California” – The Eagles (1976)

Photo taken October 26, 2001

On the banks of the Hillsborough River, the former Tampa Bay Hotel, has been a national gem since its opening in 1891. Built by Railroad Tycoon Henry B. Plant, the lavish structure, of Moorish architectural design, boasted 511 rooms and covered over 6 acres of land and over 150 acres of lush grounds for guests to enjoy.

In 1898, during the Spanish-American War, the United States Military used the hotel and it’s grounds as a base of operations. Teddy Roosevelt and his “Rough Riders” prepared for battle on these grounds, and Roosevelt took comfort in a luxury suite in the hotel, while enlisted men stayed in near-by tents. Years later, Hall of Fame baseball player Babe Ruth signed his first Major League contract at the hotel, surely, with a Tampa hand rolled “Optimo” Cigar (his favorite) clamped between his teeth!

Following depression era hard times, the hotel closed in 1930. In 1933, the Tampa Bay Junior College established residence in the old hotel and the school eventually grew in size and became known as The University of Tampa. Currently, “Plant Hall” as the treasured building is named today, houses University of Tampa administrative offices and student oriented areas, as well as the Henry B. Plant Museum.


The Tampa Life cigar box featured the Tampa Bay Hotel prominently on it’s inner label artwork, to attract customers during the time that the hotel was in operation.


One of Babe Ruth’s favorite cigar brands was OPTIMO, also hand rolled in Tampa, the cigar capital of the world at the time!


“One mint julep was the cause of it all”

“One Mint Julep” – The Clovers (1952)

One of the million-and-one interesting things you can find on the streets of the Big Easy… Here, at 228 Decatur Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, the aging “Emerson’s Ginger Mint Julep” hand painted exterior advertising mural from days of old.

Photo taken March 19, 2005


“Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me…”

“ALMA MATER” – MICKEY MOUSE CLUB (1950)

Mickey Mouse Waffles
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
2101 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Photo taken February 6, 2005


“And ghostly voices rose from the fields”

“My Father’s House” – Bruce Springsteen (1982)

The Stanford House barn, located at 6093 Stanford Road in Peninsula, Ohio. The small rural area where this structure sits is notoriously known as “Hell Town” because of the dark legacy, legend and lore that pervades the landscape, to this day. The Stanford House was built near the banks of the Ohio & Erie Canal, in 1830 by George Stanford, one of the original settlers of the new frontier– Connecticut “Western Reserve,” a territory apportioned primarily in Northeastern Ohio. The house and adjoining property was eventually purchased by the National Park Service, and served as a low cost youth hostel until 2008. The road that the Stanford House and Barn make their home, is indeed, ghostly!— very rural, and if you let your imagination run away with itself… it will. The barn, which has recently been renovated from it’s original dilapidated condition, is now a beautiful stop along Stanford Road (during the day!)
Photo taken October 24, 2012


Thank You

Marine Week
East 9th Street Pier
Cleveland, Ohio
Photo taken June 14, 2012

Last Thursday, while waiting to get my hair cut, I sat and listened as this very old, and frail man sat chatting in the barbers chair. He spoke quietly, but purposefully… intermittently. About the election and the direction of our country… He was talking about the military some personal recollections of his time of service. As he got up to leave, he mentioned that he had served under Admiral Chester Nimetz, the Five Star Admiral over the Pacific Fleet in World War II. The gentleman was a WW II veteran! I was mesmerized.. The number of vets from “The Good War” that are left are becoming fewer and fewer. At the end of our talk, I looked the man in the eyes, shook his hand, and thanked him– for serving bravely. For serving in the defense of our country. Too few among us can say that we have served our country…

He smiled, nodded, and slowly walked out the door. It was such an honor to meet this man and hear his remembrances.

I thank him… and I thank all of the other veterans who have served and sacrificed to protect the freedom of this great nation of ours. God Bless you all.[/caption]


“You’re the blessed…we’re the spiders from Mars…”

“Hang on to Yourself” – David Bowie (‘Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ Documentary, 1972)

An inhabitant to my front yard, at the time…. She stayed there for almost three months…
Land O Lakes, Florida

Photo taken July 11, 2010


“But now the days grow short… I’m in the autumn of the year”

“It Was A Very Good Year” – Frank Sinatra (1965)

Brecksville Station
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Rail Line
Rt. 82 – Chippewa Road-West Aurora Road Bridge
Brecksville, Ohio

Photo taken October 24, 2012


“Knowledge is power…”

(“knowledge is power” attributed to Francis Bacon and used at least twice by Thomas Jefferson in his written works.)

“I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness…Preach, my dear Sir, a crusade against ignorance; establish & improve the law for educating the common people. Let our countrymen know that the people alone can protect us against these evils [tyranny, oppression, etc.] and that the tax which will be paid for this purpose is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.”Thomas Jefferson, August 13, 1786

The University of Virginia from the steps of the Rotunda looking out onto the lawn of the Academical Village.
Designed and created by Thomas Jefferson.
The University of Virginia was founded in 1819.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Photo taken March 15, 2006


“Forever in debt to your priceless advice… your advice…”

“Heart Shaped Box” – NIRVANA (1993)

On some days, NIRVANA would simply be a little good advice, and a hot cup of joe… This spot meets all the criteria– on the southern shores of Lake Erie at Bradstreet’s Landing Park, in Rocky River, Ohio.

Photo taken June 5, 2012


The Vampires Chronicled…

The one time residence of author Anne Rice– called “St. Elizabeth’s,” is purportedly one of the largest private residences in the United States. Originally, it was built as a private boarding school, in 1859, and later it was converted into a girls orphanage. The mansion, located on Napoleon Street, in the Garden District of New Orleans, is some 47,000 square feet in size and includes a grand ballroom, and a two story chapel.

Photo taken May 8, 2001.


“Check Your Head”

“Check Your Head” – The Beastie Boys

“Painting and Sculpture” (1774-1778)
Jean-Pierre-Antoine Tassaert
Flemish Sculptor
1727 – 1788
National Gallery of Art
West Building
Washington, D.C.
Photo taken March 18, 2006


“Place d’Armes”

American hero Major General Andrew Jackson, the commanding victorious U.S. General at the “Battle of New Orleans” on January 15, during the War of 1812 against Great Britain– atop his horse: a statue created by famous American sculpture Clark Mills and erected in 1856 at the center of Jackson Square, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. This statue is one of four identical works that were produced by Mills.

The steeple and Cross of the St. Louis Cathedral stand as a prominent partner in this photograph, taken in July of 2001. [/caption]


“…’cause I… wanna be… anarchy”

“Anarchy in the UK” – The Sex Pistols (live, 1976)

Sixth Street
Austin, Texas

Photo taken September 29, 2001


“…far above our poor power to add or detract…”

“The Gettysburg Address – Abraham Lincoln (1863)

Located in front of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, in Judiciary Square, Washington, District of Columbia– The Major General George G. Meade Memorial, was completed by sculptor Charles Grafly in 1927. General Meade is best known for his defeat of General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army at the Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War (1861–1865).
Photo taken March 19, 2006


“Pour some sugar on me…”

“Pour Some Sugar on Me” – Def Leppard (1987)

Cleveland, Ohio
Photo taken September 28, 2012


Church of the Presbyterian Strangers

Arlington Street Church
Back Bay
351 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
Congregation founded in 1729
Building completed in 1861
Design was inspired by the 18th century London church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Photo taken September 1, 2005


Florida Gator

The Florida Aquarium
Tampa, Florida<

Photo taken December 27, 2006


“All along the waterfall… with you…”

“Brown Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison (1967)

Chagrin Falls
Cleveland (OH) Metroparks
South Chagrin Reservation

Photo taken September 5, 2012


“…oh Lord I want to be in that number…”

“When the Saints Go Marching In” – Louis Armstrong

Dixieland Jazz
in The Vieux Carré
New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo taken March 18, 2005


The ATL

Downtown at night
Atlanta, Georgia

Photo taken December 4, 2004


“…and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”

“…and all the trees of the field…” – Isaiah 55:12 (King James Version)

Cleveland Metroparks
Rocky River Reservation
Fairview Park, Ohio

Photo taken January 22, 2012


Acid Blondie

“ACID BLONDIE” – Drew Estate

Photo taken February 4, 2012


Sox

Home to the Major League Baseball team, the Boston Red Sox: Historic Fenway Park from the Press Box.
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, Massachusetts

Photo taken September 1, 2005


“Poetry in Motion…”

“She Blinded Me With Science” – Thomas Dolby (1982)

Sea Gulls Over the Gulf of Mexico
Galveston, Texas

Photo taken May 7, 2001


Tower twin…

Giralda Tower, in Kansas City, Missouri is a scale replica of the original, historic Giralda Tower in Kansas City’s established sister city, Seville, Spain. This structure finished completion in 1968 and is of “Spanish Revival” architectural type.

Photo taken June 21, 2006


A Fair Maiden

On the lawn of the Fine Arts Garden
The Cleveland Museum of Art
University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio

Photo taken September 28, 2012


“Baby, You Can Drive My Car…”

“Drive My Car” – The Beatles (1965)

Edison’s Pub
Tremont neighborhood
2373 Professor Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Photo taken June 27, 2003


Colonial back roads…

Off the beaten path
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Photo taken February 1, 2006


“On the towpath treadin’ dirt”

“Erie Canal” – Bruce Springsteen (2006)

Lock 3 Park invites a beautiful stroll along the old Erie Canal in downtown Akron, Ohio. The towering building in the picture is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural and engineering significance. Completed in 1930, this Art Deco Style office building now houses apartments and other leased space.

Photo taken October 6, 2012.


The “Great I AM”

“Great I Am” – New Life Worship

Starkey Wilderness Preserve
Serenova Tract
New Port Richey, FL

Photo Taken May 18, 2011


Spanish Revival Style

Built in 1927
Designated National Historic Landmark
1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

Photo taken October 30, 2003


“In Dixie Land I’ll take my stand…”

“Dixie” written by Daniel Decatur Emmett (1859) – as sung by Bob Dylan (2003)

Erected in 1913 in McCorkle place, on the North Quad of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill– “Silent Sam” commemorates the 321 alumni of the University who died in the American Civil War as well as all of the more than 1,000 students who joined the Confederate States of America Army.

Photo taken February 17, 2006.


“…true colors shining through”

“True Colors” – Phil Collins (2004)

State Road headed north
Hinckley, Ohio

Photo taken October 6, 2012


“Flying High Again”

“Flying High Again” – Ozzy Osborne (1981)

The Gulf of Mexico coast along the shores of Honeymoon Island.
Dunedin, Florida

Photo taken May 29, 2011


“…just around the corner to the light of day”

“Light of Day” – Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox (1987, From the Movie of the same title)

148 Middle Avenue
Elyria, Ohio

Photo taken February 4, 2012


“All along the watchtower, princes kept the view…”

“All Along the Watchtower” – Bob Dylan (1967)

Experimenting with artistic augmentation.
The Lighthouse
St. Augustine, Florida

Photo taken November 20, 2004


“Light of the World…”

“Forever Reign” – Hillsong (2012)

Taken on a 2001 business trip to New Orleans… The French Quarter at Christmas time is something really special. Although this statue is lighted year round, as it is here in this photo, seeing it for the first time back then during the Christmas season left an indelible mark on me… something that would “bear fruit” many years later…

The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France
Rear Courtyard
Vieux Carré – French Quarter
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo taken December 2001


Brunswick

Mapleside Farms
Brunswick, Ohio

Photo taken September 16, 2012


Artiste Cubano

Cafeteria Guarda Barranco
Calle Ocho, Little Havana – Miami
1390 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135

Photo taken November 9, 2006


“Ramble On”


“Ramble On” – Led Zeppelin (1969)

At a table at the Sunset Grille
Whiskey Island
Cleveland, Ohio

Photo taken August 17, 2012


“Parklife”

“Parklife” – BLUR (1994)

Wade Park
University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio

Photo taken September 28, 2012