Monday, June 28, 2010

Abandoned Coast Guard Station – Cleveland Ohio

The City of Cleveland owns an abandoned US Coast Guard Station which sits at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, visible from Whiskey Island/Wendy Park . The city bought the facility in 2004 for $1 from local developer Jeff Jacobs. Restoration and repair is virtually non-existent and the building is still in bad shape. When visiting the area a few weeks ago I didn’t venture out to the building area, but I’ve heard the views of the city are very good from that vantage point. (Note that the building itself is off limits.) I hope the city continues to work on restoring this building as it would be a great place to view the city skyline. The structure is very photogenic from the outside – and from a distance. Here’s a photo that I took during my last visit to the area.

Photo © allthingsclevelandohio.blogspot.com


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Saturday, June 12, 2010

“Hot in Cleveland” Comes to TV Land


Move over, Drew Carey. A new television show focusing on Cleveland Ohio is premiering on TV Land on Wednesday June 16, 2010, and it's called “Hot in Cleveland.” The show, which stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, is about three attractive single women from Los Angeles who are on their way to Paris for a vacation when their plane makes an emergency stop in Cleveland. They find it’s a great place to live for a single woman and decide to stay. They move into a house which comes complete with its own cranky caretaker, played by the wonderful Betty White.

Don't be worried that this show will take pot shots at Cleveland. The Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke to producers who assured they love Cleveland. In fact, the show’s blog includes a list of the things that they love about Cleveland.

If you’d like to get an idea of what the show is like, take a look at the TV Land promo video and a clip from the show which I have listed below. I know I will be watching!







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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cleveland’s Whiskey Island & Wendy Park

Some of the nicest views of the Cleveland skyline can be found at the Whiskey Island and Wendy Park areas, right on Lake Erie immediately west of the city and at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. I visited the area last week and here is a short video compilation of some of the sights, which include the Whiskey Island Marina, the Whiskey Island Lighthouse, the old US Coast Guard station, and some of the nice views of the Cleveland skyline from Wendy Park. The Goodtime III can also be seen – and heard – making an appearance.





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