Sunday, June 13, 2010

12 of 12

So I'm doing my fifth 12 of 12. 12 pictures taken on the 12th of the month. Since I only post once per day, you get my images the following day.

Created by Chad Darnell (thanks Chad!) and picked up from, what I can tell, a number of random bloggers who then link back to him and vice versa. He intends 2010 to be his final year of doing this, but hopefully someone will pick it up from there. Time will tell.

06:50. The Cleveland Plain Dealer is on the driveway and ready to be skimmed. Trust me - a full read is a waste of your time.

07:00. The paper got skimmed while eating a bowl of Honeycomb. The commercial says, they're not small (no no no), but they kind of are.

11:22. Self-portrait #1023. I spared you any morning gym pics, but I did ride my bike down to....

11:23. ...the 21st Parade in the Circle. Part renaissance fair.....

11:27. ...part arts and music fest....

11:44. ...part food fest.

These are cold noodles from Tea House Noodles. Try the Freakin' Rican sauce. Just great!


12:15 - 12:35 ....and part frickin' Mummenschanz.

It was our first time to the parade and while it was different than fire trucks and clowns, after seven minutes I was bored out of my mind. Just like every other parade.

12:55. One the way back to our bikes I saw this sneak attack....one that never actually happened and Mr. Spaniel was none the wiser.

13:10. Back on the bikes, we rode past the Peter B. Lewis building - designed by Frank Gehry.

Back in the early 21st century, a lone gunman went in and held a number of people hostage and killed one of them.

My father who knew nothing of the building or Frank Gehry, saw video image of the roof on the news and thought someone had exploded a bomb.

13:30. The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Wade Lagoon.

The museum has been under renovation for the last few years and still has maybe two more to go. But it houses one of the best art collections in the world. You cannot see it from this picture, but in front is one of many renderings of Rodin's The Thinker. Cleveland's version made news in 1970 when it was vandalized by a pipe-bomb. It has not been repaired.

13:50. Train tracks. What? I gotta spell it out for you every time??

17:10. ....and a special 13th pic.

Fresh Markets meat counter. Purchased rib eye steaks, peaches, cherries, tomatoes, basil, mozzarella (yes, we had caprese salad), oh and cookies.

11 comments:

tornwordo said...

Parades need a fast forward button I agree. I can't believe I forgot it was the 12th yesterday! oh Well, maybe next month.

Cubby said...

Great pics Blobby. I like those giant bubbles.

Month after month I get reminded of the 12 of 12 thing on the 13th by you and others. I'll tell you right now that I am going to program it into my calendar to give me a reminder on the 11th. Done.

cb said...

You know, i NEVER would have guessed that Gehry did that building...

anne marie in philly said...

frank gehry has designed several buildings in my city...he DOES have a unique flair!

brian said...

Cleveland looks so decent in your pictures.
Perhaps it is not that bad after all!

seifenmacherin said...

Thanks for sharing your nice pics. I really like #13!

Ursl, Vienna

Birdie said...

Careful, you almost smiled.

I visited the Cleveland Art Museum last fall, when only three galleries were open amidst the plastic sheets and concrete dust. It was AMAZING. I didn't have nearly enough time to see all of it, and it was less than half the collection. Anyone visiting Cleveland needs to make this a destination.

Anonymous said...

As a photographer I have to say your fans could shoot on the 13th for the Bakers Dozen. How can you permit these excuses?

Dith said...

I can't believe you eat Honeycomb.

Jill said...

I think Honeycombs have gotten smaller through the years. The seemed really BIG in the 80s.

Mummenchanz... fascinating, and creepy.

TJ said...

A nice look at your day via your 12 of 12 photos. I enjoyed checking out your photos and I look forward to next months photos....