In the 216

Cleveland, Ohio is well known for its slogans. “The Land” is a famous one brought on by our Cavs and it’s still popular. But “In the 216” has been popular for many years. It’s the area code for Cleveland.

We have spent many a days in Cleveland as we both have lived here. This city has a special place in my heart and that will never go away …

no matter where I live.

The terminal tower is a beautiful icon of the city. Here it’s all lit up for my sons’ and daughter in laws wedding. This was their backdrop on the night of their wedding. A lovely day that will never be forgotten.

A night on the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland is a sight to see and this was enjoyed by our wedding guests.

Cleveland has it’s Gorgeous Lake Erie.

It’s home to great food, sports teams and many beautiful places to see.

One of them is Lakeview Cemetery. It’s a must see destination because of its beauty, its intriguing buildings and many famous people are laid to rest here. Including President Garfield. His Monument is a sight.

President Garfield’s Monument

Inside you can see the beauty.

Another incredible building is the Wade Memorial Chapel that is in the center of the cemetery.

As you enter the Chapel you see the focus point of the Tiffany Glass which draws you in.

The walls of Wade Chapel are a mosaic of thousands of tiny pieces of Tiffany Glass designed by Louis C. Tiffany. One wall depicts The River of Life and one wall is the River of Death.

Above a woman explains what each part of the Mosaic means. The Chapel was built in 1901. The mosaic was put together in Europe but then disassembled and shipped to Cleveland and placed upon the walls. When Tiffany came to inspect his work that was put upon the wall… He said… “I am completely satisfied!”

Each pew was given more beauty as seen below.

The floor is also a beautiful mosaic!

Some weddings are held here.

Tours are also given of this beautiful Cemetery.

Along with President Garfield there are Many prominent people buried here. John D. Rockefeller, one of the founders of Standard Oil. John Hay Secretary Of State to Abraham Lincoln. Arthur Parker founder of Parker Hannifan. Harvey Pekar Comic Writer known for American Splendor. Henry Sherwin one of the founders of Sherwin-Williams Paint. There are many, many more but one that made me chuckle is James Salisbury inventor of Salisbury Steak.

After a tour in the cemetery we head down to Little Italy! Great places for great food! Actually I could do a whole post on the fabulous food in this city! It’s a fabulous Foodie Town!

So I will have to share much MORE about Cleveland, The Land, the 216, #CLE in another post!

We are Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well.

The Newlyweds!

Thank you for enjoying my post and thank you for your comments. I do appreciate them.

Until Next Time ~Nancy

35 thoughts on “In the 216

  1. Thank you Nancy for the travel tour. I love it. There are so many beautiful places to comment on that I don’t know where to begin. So many prominent people and tiffany glass and….well, you get the picture. Of course I come from an era of rock and roll so hooray for the hall of fame. Thanks for sharing.

  2. When my husband used to travel there for work he would call it the “the land of cleaves” I would then say “the land of cleavage?” LOL.
    A great post and fabulous pictures. Congrats to the newly weds!

  3. Thanks for the tour! I never knew there were so many interesting places to see in Cleveland. My only visit there was for a wedding so we didn’t get to do any sightseeing except to see ice on the lake!

    1. Brrrr…. I would stay in a hotel if there was snow involved! I just ache from head to toe when I am cold.
      However… Cleveland has lots to see and do and eat! A fun, fabulous and beautiful city!
      Side note… Here on our Edinboro Lake when it freezes over… its fun to see the ice fishermen! All their little ice houses dot the lake.

  4. Nancy, what a wonderful armchair tour this morning. I have never visited Cleveland. The cemetery sounds like you might need a full day to take it all in. The Tiffany glass is incredible. Thanks for sharing dear friend and have a wonderful week!

    1. Cleveland is a must see! Lakeview Cemetery is an all day event. There is even a dam where Captain America rides his motorcycle across …in the movie The Avengers was filmed!
      Lots of fabulous history!

  5. Thanks for an enlightening tour. As many times as I had flown in and out of Cleveland during my airline years, I never realized the beauty the city has to offer. Congrats to the newlyweds … I know it was a special and beautiful event.

  6. We have friends in Cleveland and visit often, but also have a fun rivalry of Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers – but Oh Dear! that game last night! UGH! Have you ever eaten at Corky & Lenny’s? A favorite stop for us in Cleveland – a great Jewish Deli! Our Cleveland friends live in Mayfield Heights and are Jewish so have shared many great Jewish traditions and food and holidays with us!

    1. I have been to Corky and Lenny’s! Yum! I use to work very close to Mayfield Heights. I know the area well.

      Yes… last nights game was crazy!

      Glad you stopped in. Stop by anytime!

    1. Oh the Three Girls Travel would have a bkadtvin Cleveland!

      The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lola’s Restaurant owned by Michael Symon from the Chew, LOLLEY the Trolley will transport you EVERYWHERE! The famous West Side Market! East 4th St filled with Bars and restaurants! The Goodtime2 and 3 takes you for a tour of the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. The famous FLATS full of restaurants on the water! Jack Casino downtown! Little Italy!

      You know what l… I need to do another blog post on this city for sure!

    1. For sure! I am going to do another Blog Post on this city to show HOW MUCH there is to do in this city.

      Cleveland Rocks!

      Thanks for taking the time to read, view and comment. I sure do appreciate it!

  7. Congratulations to the newlyweds! I haven’t spent any time in Cleveland but I might have to venture there during our fall road trip. The mosaics in Wade Chapel are spectacular!

    1. They are a sight to see… the whole cemetery is spectacular! If you go on top of Garfield’s Monument… It’s a wee bit of a climb. You have a beautiful view of Lake Erie! It’s how the Cemetery got its name!

      Thanks for enjoying!

  8. I never knew Nancy. I only think Lake Eerie with Cleveland. You certainly have shown there is much more. It would be worth a trip to Cleveland just for those mosaics, Must have been such a good time to photograph them, Nancy. I like so much that you take the time to really show the details as well as the big picture. Your descriptions are succinct. Thank you. A most excellent photo essay Dear Girlfriend.

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