Scenes from ClevelandPosted: November 14, 2011
Thank you for all your well wishes. They must have worked. After an unprecedented (for me) amount of sleep, I am feeling much, much better. It’s as if all that sleep resulted in a brand new me. The contrast between how I felt yesterday and how I feel today is amazing.
One of the things we did while visiting with our friends in Cleveland was the Sparx City Hop. It’s fun and it’s free. You board a trolley at one of the main hubs and you can “hop” through the various neighborhoods. We stayed in one neighborhood, Tremont, and only took one short trolley ride.
Tremont is one of Cleveland’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, and is home to a variety of restaurants, shops, galleries, and churches. St. Theodosius Orthodox Cathedral, built in 1911, appeared in the 1978 film The Deer Hunter.
Lemko Hall (which I do not have a photo of), once a social gathering spot for a large concentration of immigrants from the Slavic region of Lemkovina who lived in Tremont, was also featured in the same movie.
A Christmas Story House is also located in Tremont. I did take photos of that, but you’ll have to wait for those to appear sometime in another post. Not that they’re really worth waiting for other than as a novelty. I’m afraid most of the photos I took that evening didn’t turn out well at all.
I enjoyed our stroll and short ride through Tremont. It’s a great neighborhood, and looks like it would be a fun place to live.
One of the things that surprised me while on our walk was how many of the trees still have their leaves. C said that’s due to the lake effect. I am supposing it hasn’t gotten quite as cold up there as it has been here, and there is still some warmth coming off the lake. I am also supposing (and know from experience) that once the lake freezes, it is mighty cold up in Cleveland.
We were told our visit to Tremont wouldn’t be complete without a cupcake so we stopped off at A Cookie and a Cupcake.
M had the PB Lovers cupcake, and I had the Salted Caramel. We didn’t actually get around to eating them until the next day. They were yummy.
I would like to go up for the Tremont Art Walk (which occurs on the 2nd Friday of each month) sometime. I wasn’t keen on going into the galleries this time around as I wanted to see as much of the neighborhood as possible. We would not have gotten very far if I’d started going into the galleries and looking at art, so I declined when asked if I wanted to go into any of the galleries (although I also deferred to the group and said I’d do whatever they wanted to do, and apparently they wanted to walk too).
I’ll be back tomorrow with a few more scenes from Cleveland. Thank you for stopping by and joining me for a brief glimpse of one of Cleveland’s neighborhoods. 🙂