Stories and photographs from visits to old alleyways and scenic landscapes

City Destination: Cleveland

I was grateful for having a chance to live at the center of downtown Cleveland for two weeks due to work assignment – let alone, i might not consider visiting this city as a tourist. It was great that i have discovered it – with a number of museums, historic sites and landmarks, Cleveland is that kind of a city you should try to visit once in your life.

Photos were taken around the 1) Nine-Twelve District – Cleveland’s financial district which serves as corporate or regional home to many firms in the financial sector, 2) Public Square – heart of downtown, consists of a large open space, cut into quadrants by Ontario Street and and 3) Superior Avenue, Civic Center – holds Cleveland’s governmental and public buildings and North Coast Harbor District.


Fifth Third Bank Building


Completely renovated, the Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown is the former Board of Education building. The 189-room hotel sits downtown and boasts more than 3,900 square feet of meeting space. The two-story lobby features two fully restored murals painted by Cora Holden in 1931. Drury Hotels began the restoration and preservation of the building in 2014. Text source:


St. John’s Cathedral is at the corner of East 9th Street and Superior Avenue


Formally dedicated in 1930 following over four years of extensive demolition, excavation, and construction, the Cleveland Union Terminal centralized the city’s passenger rail service and gave Cleveland a signature landmark, the 52-story, 708-foot tall Terminal Tower. Text source:


Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Learning Center and Money Museum


At the Public Square – a four-block central plaza and one of its landmark – the Old Stone Church


The newly opened Hilton Hotel along Lake Avenue – the tallest and largest hotel in the city. Everyone visiting Cleveland should stay at this hotel – i love that rooms provide views of Lake Eerie and the Cleveland skyline. You should not also miss the top-floor Bar 32. I had one memorable afternoon at this bar – the sunset at that particular day is really gorgeous so i paired it with my favorite Blue Moon beer, this bar provides an exceptional viewpoint plus they serve great cocktails too!


And here are some photos of myself while strolling around the area – places mentioned herewith are walking distance from each other, which makes it a great venue for a photowalk!

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