Free Stamp by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen is located in Willard Park in downtown Cleveland. Typical of Oldenburg’s work, it’s a massive version of a mundane object: a rubber stamp with a handle, of the sort that might have once been used on the nearby office buildings.
Get off Sidewalk, Other Red Bike Lessons: just some thoughts on Cincinnati’s new bike-sharing program.
Can Cleveland Ever Be the New Brooklyn?: my answer is no, and why would it want to?
How Artists Can Fight Back Against Cities That Are Taking Advantage of Them: just that, coming out of Seattle.
The Fading Distinction Between City and Suburb: “As high-income people return to cities and urban neighborhoods, they bring much of their suburban lifestyle with them.” Food for thought!
New York 1976: Cab-Driving in the Artistic Heart of the Universe: amazing trip back in time.
The ghost sign for White Tool and Supply Co. is located in Cleveland’s Warehouse District on West 6th St. at Johnson Ct.
Located at 800 Broadway in downtown Cincinnati, the old Times-Star Building by Samuel Hannaford & Sons opened its doors in 1933. The 16-story limestone building features an Art Deco façade that pays tribute to the printing and publishing businesses.
I spotted this ghost sign for Gaylord’s Discount Dept. Stores and Sherwin Williams Paints on Market Ave. at West 25th St., right next to Cleveland’s historic [and amazing] West Side Market.
Cincinnati 2012: how lovely to end the year with a time lapse showing downtown, Over-the-Rhine and much more.
How to Have Your Heart Broken Every Year: on the perils of gardening in Over-the-Rhine.
Habitat for Humanity Takes a Modern Tack: inspiring homes built in Charlottesville, Seattle and Portland.
The Oldest Photo Ever Taken of New York City: a daguerreotype of the Upper West Side from 1848.
Strong Towns: “passionate about the future of America’s cities, towns and neighborhoods.”
Unmiserable Cleveland: just that.
Merry Christmas! This ENJOY ghost sign, spotted above a garage door at 1911 Lake Ave. by West 76th St. in Cleveland, seems like an appropriate photo to post today. Enjoy this day, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.