Seven top places to snap our city’s tallest buildings:
I judge the character of a city by its skyline. It’s a first impression. The cover of a book. (Yes, I know that old saying, but I think it’s a cliché… or not!) Just imagine that sweeping vista rolls into view. The grand heights, a sparkling tower reaches with clouds tickling its spire. Better yet, knowing a bustling city and its culture await at ground level. That’s why I love the drive into Cleveland.
From the time I was a little boy up to now, I’ve been inspired by Cleveland’s skyline. Terminal Tower and Key Tower embody my aspirations: to move from Ohio’s bucolic, beautiful countryside to a glittering urban life, where the passage of time was measured by the soft blinking red light at towers’ tip tops. To live near them would mean I had made it, had achieved my goal.
From the time I was a little boy up to now, I’ve been inspired by Cleveland’s skyline.
I live in Lakewood now, about a two-minute stroll from Lakewood Park, and I’ve begun to realize this region is a photographer’s dream. This is the view from my morning run:
Now that I’m a west-sider, I’ve had plenty of time to explore. Here’s my favorite view from Edgewater Park, in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood:
Of course, there’s much more to Cleveland than what’s west of downtown. How about this view from the industrial Flats:
Or the Lorain-Carnegie bridge:
If you’re a passenger being driven across the Main Avenue Bridge toward downtown, you might catch this shot:
Have you ever seen our skyline from Whiskey Island? (It’s almost a secret!) Park your car by the marina and take a walk along the beach. You’ll find the most lovely meadow near the river:
Last but not least, this east side gem was taken from the Ariel International Center in St. Clair-Superior.
Where is your favorite place to get a picture-perfect snap of Cleveland’s skyline? Share them in the comments!
Bonus tip: Did you know you can see the skyline from the turnpike? Drive the stretch from Brecksville to Akron sometime and look left, just where I-80 intersects I-271. On a clear day, you can see Terminal Tower winking back at you!