Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
I asked these three dancers of the Cleveland Ballet to pose. Thank you.
“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy, it is the wine of a new procreation, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for men and makes them drunk with the spirit.” — Ludwig van Beethoven
Finnish hockey jersey
Angry Birds are Finnish.
The History Museum brought a car, the city has a garbage truck cruising St. Clair.
Someone left a wee painted rock by Baraga.
Papier-mâché pot and cup, and future pictures of an Ethiopian garden.
Irish dancers going from one performance to another
Sunday, August 27, 2017
This little girl does not look too enthused.
Normandy High has a sousaphone line. This sousaphone has no mouthpiece.
The 'Baltics' also marched with the Ukrainians. These countries were also part of the Russian and Soviet empires, and are pleased to be independent. Many Americans are unfamiliar with their flags. Horizontal stripes of yellow, green, red--Lithuania; red, white, red--Latvia, blue, black, white--Estonia. NATO's flag, and the European Union are there too, with a combination Baltic flag, with a stripe of color from the three separate flags (it took a while, ok, a few parades for me to figure that one.
Across from where we were standing was a barber shop.
Parma High Marching Band
most casual marching
at 7:00 AM
Friday, August 25, 2017
view from the starting block
The building to the left is the Akron Rubber Bowl.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
these two fotos are of the upper level
This needs some rehabilitation, but we do not have a Roosevelt, or a Hopkins, or a Perkins.
Landscape planting is now, only on the very bottom.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Akron Rubber Bowl
From a distance, Akron Rubber Bowl (L), Derby Downs (R)
People who do not live in Akron, it is a little surprising that a football stadium is next to the Soap Box Derby. They were both built by President Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration. Derby Downs in 1936, and the Rubber Bowl in 1939-40. Capacity is some 35,000.
Vandalism has been a problem. Graffiti, some obscene (which prevents sharing of some fotos), some odd (Serbian nationalism) is heavy. Weeds grow in the cement, but not on the field. The 2003 carpet's color has not faded
update: demolition began 20 June 2018