This is my home and I moved in May of 2006. It's a typical Cape Cod style, but with an addition on the rear of the home, which was done by the previous owners. I love openess of this room and it was the main reason I bought the home.
University Circle is the cultural, educational, and medical center of Greater Cleveland, and is located on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. University Circle occupies approximately 550 acres around the campus of Case Western Reserve University and the adjacent Wade Park Oval. It borders Cleveland's Little Italy, home to many private art galleries and restaurants.
Charles IV built this medieval castle between 1348 and 1357 to safeguard the imperial crown jewels and other relics of the Holy Roman Empire. The castle is perched on a hill, overlooking the River Beroun, and surrounded by lush forests and vineyards.
Amsterdam, Netherlands - July 2005
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and was founded in the late 12th century on the banks of the Amstel River. It is now the largest city in the country and its financial and cultural center.
Leland, Michigan - July 2006
The commercial fishing district of Leland(Fishtown) has provided a livelihood for residents of the town for over a century. Fishermen reached the fishing grounds of Lake Michigan by way of the Leland River using small sailboats until the introduction of primitive gas-powered oak boats around 1900. Small fishing shanties and related buildings such as ice and smoke houses were constructed during the peak years of the industry which spanned the first three decades of the 20th century. Now gray and weather-beaten, some still serve their original purpose. Other buildings in the district date back to Leland’s lumbering and iron smelting era in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Leland continues to be a commercial fishing area as well as the headquarters for transportation to the Manitou Islands.
Annecy, France - April 2005
Annecy is one of the most charming and attractive towns in the French Alps. The town in situated at the northern tip of Lac d’Annecy and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The lake itself is supposedly the cleanest lake in all of Europe and based on the beautiful turquoise color, I would have to agree!
Barney is the only dog that I have at the moment, the rest of the photos are of the pets of family and friends.
Maine - May 2005
In my opinion, Maine is one of the most beautiful states in the US, with the rocky coastline, the mountains and wonderful forests and parks.
Pražský Hrad a Hradčany (Prague Castle and area)
The history of Prague begins with the Castle, founded in the 9th century. Its commanding position above the Vltava made it the center of the lands ruled by the Přemyslids. The Castle has been rebuilt many times, most notably by Charles IV. Since 1918, it has been the seat of the president of the Republic.
Bath, Ohio - Hale Farm and Village
In 1810 Jonathan Hale, a farmer from Glastonbury, Connecticut, arrived in the Western Reserve. As a gesture of good faith, Hale guaranteed the debts of a friend in Connecticut. Unfortunately for Hale, the man was not able to settle these debts, thus forcing Hale to pay them. Hale was forced to sell his house and farm in Connecticut, and with $1,250 left from his shrunken assets, he purchased 500 acres of land and ventured to the Western Reserve.
Ohio City is one of Cleveland's oldest neighborhoods, located just across the Cuyahoga River from downtown Cleveland. Ohio City was originally home to Irish and German immigrants, but is now home to many different ethnic groups.
Memphis is situated on the banks of the Mississippi River and has a rich history. Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and B.B.King were all getting their careers started in Memphis in the 1950s. They are respectivally called the "King" of Country, Rock-n-Roll and Blues. Memphis is also home to Sun Studios, Hi Records and Stax Records and Graceland.
Put-In-Bay - June 2006
Located in the shallow western end of Lake Erie is a group of 20 or more islands. One of these, Put-in-Bay or South Bass, served as a base of operations for Oliver Hazard Perry. It was from the harbor called Put-in-Bay that Perry sailed to defeat the British fleet under Robert H. Barclay during the war of 1812. The American victory in the battle of Lake Erie gave the country and the United States Navy a memorable slogan of positive accomplishments, "We have met the enemy and they are ours..." Today there stands at Put-in-Bay a beautiful 352-foot Greek Doric column, the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial.
Glen Arbor, Michigan - July 2006
Glen Arbor Township is situated within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline. Its main community is Glen Arbor, centered between Glen Lake and Sleeping Bear Bay. This area was originally settled by John LaRue, John Fisher, and John Dorsey around 1854. It was given its name after Mrs. Fisher observed a cluster of wild grapes in the tree tops and remarked that it was a "glen arbor" created by nature. Today, Glen Arbor remains a popular tourist spot adjacent to Glen Lake and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, with several specialty shops, resorts and restaurants.
Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Karlsbad, is probably the most famous Bohemian spa. It was named for the Bohemian king and German and Holy Roman emperor Charles (Karl) IV who allegedly found the springs in 1358 during a hunting expedition. In the 19th century, royalty came here from all over Europe for treatment. Among the rich and famous who visited Karlsbad are Goethe, Schiller, Beethoven, Chopin, and Karl Marx.