This post is the next in a series from my recent invited trip to tour Cleveland through the great folks at Positively Cleveland. I’ve already detailed two big segments of the trip here and here, plus our Saturday breakfast at Lucky’s Cafe. Following a tour of the West Side Market and the Ohio City Farm, we drove along the winding Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and ended up at Lake View Cemetery. The cemetery is a beautiful space east of downtown, known for the burial spots of several notable figures from American history. One of the major monuments is that of President James Garfield, seen above.
The monument is a beautiful stone building – easy to pick out – with tile floors, stained glass windows, and intricate carvings. On the main floor is a statue of President Garfield standing underneath the dome.
After exploring the Garfield monument, we saw the Wade Chapel, a tiny space filled with absolutely stunning Tiffany glass wall murals. When we arrived, a guide was explaining the murals in great detail, with scenes demonstrating stories and ideas from the Old and New Testaments.
I tried to capture the sense of this room with a panorama (thanks, iPhone!). Click on it for a better view, although no picture can really communicate the finer details. The guide told us about the Tiffany glass company, and how they employed Clara Driscoll, the highest paid woman worker in the country. She designed many of the famous Tiffany lamps.
Meanwhile, across town Mrs. Bfast w/Nick attended the Weapons of Mass Creation festival. During a morning break, she headed over to the Gordon Square farmers market nearby.
Following our tour of the cemetery, we were guided by #HappyinCLE voters over to University Circle, a collection of museums, gardens, and medical buildings close to Case Western and Cleveland State University. Our suggested stop was the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Needless to say, we really packed in the Clevelanding that day. And we weren’t over yet. All of that walking and exploring was good for burning off breakfast, but it does work up an appetite for lunch…