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MAX HAYES HIGH SCHOOL IS REAL

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 04/10/2008 - 18:37.

Max Hayes Vocational High School is the vocational school in Cleveland, Ohio.   A larger varienty of courses are taught than just the six on the sign. 
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DNA GAITERS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 21:03.

Apis Mellifera carts DNA around like gaiters.   For flowers and fruit, the casual visits of the bees are crucial.  

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SUPPORT OUR TROOPS WITH HYPOCRISY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 04/07/2008 - 19:39.

When the Iraq war began years ago, you could buy one of these magnetic backed plastic "ribbons" for a dollar or two.   I'll bet Karl Rove came up with the three word phase "support our troops". 
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CARPET OF CROCUS - HOW MANY YEARS IN THE MAKING!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 04/06/2008 - 00:08.


Flowers which propagate by bulbs don’t spread very fast.   Maybe a few inches per year.  So here is a photo of a front yard which has 70 or 80 feet of intense crocuses.

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY COURTHOUSE 1912 CARVING

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 04/04/2008 - 16:14.

 You should visit the Cuyahoga County Court House at Ontario and Lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio.   Built in 1912 as part of the Burnham Plan, the building is a jewel.  Be sure to go to the second floor and ask to see inside the Appeals Court Room which faces Lakeside.  This carving is above the judge's bench in the Appeals Court Room.
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CROCUS - WAITING ALL WINTER TO BUST OUT

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 04/03/2008 - 11:53.

Months of embrace from rock hard frozen earth doesn’t distract them,  carpets of last falls brown leaves don’t hold them down – a little thawing and a bit more sunshine and up they bound.

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What do we bring to Mind of Cleveland?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/29/2008 - 02:58.

Over the past few weeks, I've noticed strange Clevelandesque slogans posted on billboards around town, with the attribution "Mind of Cleveland". I remember wondering if this was another Cleveland+hype campaign... or about AIDS prevention... and planned to google it later...

DAFFODILS FOR IRAQ

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 03/26/2008 - 23:37.

Every spring daffodils announce renewal…the earth has been dormant during winter but is coming alive as the sun moves towards our northern axis. 

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ART IS WHERE YOU FIND IT

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 03/25/2008 - 16:38.

Like fine furniture, these new serpentine pipe bike racks are wrapped to prevent scratching.   I thought the serpentine bike rack sculpture - complete with pillow cases - set against the Breuer linear-designed façade of the Cleveland Museum of Fine Arts addition was a nice juxtaposition. 

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EASTER EGG DYE

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 03/23/2008 - 16:11.

I know a few expert egg dyers - they have all the paraphernalia for dying hollow eggs.      

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Are you ALIVE?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 03/22/2008 - 21:42.
Are you ALIVE?



Outside San Juan on the way to the Botanical Gardens

Maple sap buckets in Ohio

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 03/22/2008 - 20:24.

The dirt lane was lined with 100+ year old sugar maple trees - all dripping a drop a second into these buckets. If I had brought decent audio equipment it would sound like heartbeats.
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My World

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 03/22/2008 - 10:39.
My World

The view from my window on the world at the Brooklyn Branch library--Saturday, March 22

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF - THE NEO MEDCON TEAM

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 14:31.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF - THE NEO MEDCON TEAM

Here are the individuals who negotiated the MEDCON deal in secret for us.  They are the team that represented all of us here on Realneo and everyone else all across Cuyahoga County.

THIS IS OUR TEAM!

What do their physiognomies suggest?

We never were able to see the other team, Mr. Chris Kennedy's team, because the game was played in secret.

I wonder what the physiognomies of Mr. Kennedy and his team would have suggested to us?

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ARCELOR MITTAL CLEVELAND: POLLUTION AND INTIMIDATION

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 03/20/2008 - 19:10.
 

I visited the Arcelor Mittal Cleveland Works this afternoon to take a a look.   The sun came out making the scene fairly photogenic.  I began to take photos from the public way.

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SPORTS AS RELIGION - CAN I GET A WITNESS?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 03/17/2008 - 20:31.

At night you can see through LeBron James' head into the windows of the Terminal Tower building complex. 
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PRAYER FLAGS ON POTALA PALACE, TIBET

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 03/16/2008 - 19:53.
PRAYER FLAGS ON POTALA PALACE, TIBET

 

Getting messages through to someone you can't see - someone far away - can be quirky.  
A colored piece of cloth seems to do the trick in the thin air of Tibet.   Clearly, the message recipient is not color blind,  because the flags are POW! POW! Color.

 

 

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Botanicals in Terrazzo

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 03/15/2008 - 12:34.

These stainless steel and terrazzo "flowers", which also might be seen as heads of leggy persons, are very whimsical

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LEI

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 03/12/2008 - 19:05.

Imagine a business making flowers into necklaces -

When you go to Hawaii and you leave the airport in Honolulu, make certain your first stop are the lei stands right next door to the airport (photo) whose location and history is described here.

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RIP Quality Furniture on Woodland west of E55th in Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 03/11/2008 - 21:45.

Here is a sample of a one-of-a-kind hand painted sign.   As I travel I am recording these bits of Americana. 

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AS CLOSE TO BLUE (FOR BOY) BANNER

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 03/09/2008 - 17:29.
AS CLOSE TO BLUE (FOR BOY) BANNER

Realneo doesn't announce births everyday, so flowers are in order. 

The community offers our best wishes to Evelyn, Claus, Norm, and Max

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You must be the change you want to see in the world

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/09/2008 - 00:29.

Gandhi in Cleveland

March 08, 2008... the Blizzard of 2008! Nothing is more REALNEO... more Cleveland+... more believe in Cleveland than a blizzard. There's not a cop on the street, yet nobody gets robbed. People are pushing strangers around, but only to get their cars out of the snow.  For REALNEO kids, it can't get cold and deep enough. REALNEO adults smile to remember being REALNEO kids. Blizzards set REALNEO apart.

CITY OF CLEVELAND, OHIO PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS and STAFF

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/07/2008 - 19:53.
CITY OF CLEVELAND, OHIO PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS and STAFF

 

  This is a montage of the persons at the Planning Commission meeting on March 7, 2008 while they were listening to Adam Wasserman, from the Port of Cleveland, proposing a new 200 acre dredge muck port facility off East 55 th Street which might be ready in 20 years.

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Colorful tent tops Norwich, England town market

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 21:41.
Colorful tent tops Norwich,  England town market
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Keeping up with the Joneses, rather than Tubbs-Jones

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/04/2008 - 03:41.

Vote for Obama

When I asked one of the Obama volunteers at my ward campaign headquarters how she thought Obama would do in our poor, urban, distressed part of town, she said she was the first African American to move to East Cleveland, and she knows everyone there, and they will all vote for Obama... and then I realized it was Mrs. Jones.