May 14, 2005

Greetings from Cleveland.

The view from the window of my lovely hotel room:

Cleveland.

12 comments:

Joe said...

You could crop the Hard Rock sign out and entitle this shot "Greetings from Zagreb."

Ann Althouse said...

There's no Hard Rock Cafe in Zagreb?

Gerry said...

I can't believe that I can truthfully say this-- but Pittsburgh is much purdier.

I've been about four stories lower than where the picture was taken.

Mark Daniels said...

It puts me in mind of the old Randy Newman song about Cleveland, "Burn on!"

B. P. Beckley said...

Well, welcome to Cleveland. If you go over the first high bridge to the south there, the Lorain-Carnegie bridge, and take it to W 25 St. on the other side, you'll be at the West Side Market. Unfortunately, the market's closed on Sundays. Across W. 25th from the Market is another street, and on that street is Great Lakes Brewing, and there's also a couple of more frou frou restaurants and a wi-fi equipped coffee shop there. Or there was the last time I looked. There's most likely coffee shops closer to your hotel too...I've always liked the restaurant/bar in the Ritz too (Century).

Pancho said...

"This city has it all", she said as she gazed bemusedly from her dingy squalid hotel room out onto the putrid river. "I've been all over the world but never have I seen the likes of this. The city with kinda' big shoulders, rust belt factories once again belching the smoke of industry, festival tents and a phallic guitar." "Yes siree" she thought to herself, "Cleveland, my kinda' town".

Ron said...

Cleveland: It's like Gary, IN...only sexier!

Timothy K. Morris said...

I'd say, it's like Toledo, only bigger.

Ann Althouse said...

It looks much nicer back in the other direction. On the side of the river where the hotel is, it's much more built-up. The hotel itself is very nice. I wouldn't have stopped over in Cleveland unless I felt sure the hotel would be really nice.

Ann Althouse said...

Now that I'm not there anymore, I'll say the hotel was the Ritz-Carlton.

Brian said...

Hello,
I am in Zagreb now. I found the reference to Zagreb and Hardrock in a search.

Last night I ate at the Hard Rock Caffe ZAGREB. I had check the HRC website before travelling to learn there was no HRC here.... but I ate there and have the T-Shirt.

I think it is a knock off... they have their own web site but in Croatian.

The Heart of Rock'n Roll is in Zagreb!

Ann Althouse said...

Ah ha! Just as I thought!