Friday, July 04, 2008

High Above Cleveland


Here's a great picture of the Cleveland skyline taken from the roof of The Garfield Memorial at Lakeview Cemetery. I had wandered around the inside of the memorial for a few minutes, taking pictures of the ornately ornamented interior, when I noticed a door on the side of the entrance that was open. Behind the door were two sets of stairs, one leading up, one leading down. The downward spiral led to the actual tomb containing President Garfield's remains, and the upward spiral led to the roof. I was shocked to emerge in the open air above all the trees, and suddenly I could see for miles in every direction. In the picture above, you can see the Indians baseball stadium at extreme left, and on the right in the middle distance is the Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve. That Frank Gehry is just full of surprises.

2 comments:

uncreative said...

ok, I may be late but I'll ask: who is Frank Gehry ???

Ernie said...

Frank Gehry is the architect who designed that Peter B. Lewis Building referenced above. He also did the Gugenheim in Bilbao, and the Disney Concert Hall in LA. He also did a bandshell and bridge in Chicago that I shot but never got the chance to share. Let me go do that now...