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Exploring University Circle

I meant to have this post written earlier in the week, but I came down with a bizarre cold. I have not had a lot of energy, so that resulted in lots of sleeping over the past few days and not a lot of time to blog. But anyways, I am feeling better and I have another post from my Cleveland trip to share with everyone (here is the first post)! The second stop we made on our trip was to University Circle and the neighborhoods around it. We ended up meeting my friend’s cousin, who attends the Cleveland Institute of Art, and she showed us around.

The first few photos are from a historic street with some beautiful architecture. Those bricks on the street are actually made of wood, isn’t that crazy?!

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We actually learned about the redevelopment of the block below during our lecture series, which is referred to as Uptown Neighborhood. It was pretty cool to see it after we had just learned about the design and planning processes. The first photo is the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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We then made our way to the studio spaces in the Cleveland Institute of Art, where we could see our guide’s studio space. This building was a warehouse that has been converted into studio spaces for the artists. I took lots of photos walking through the studios, but didn’t want to single out any artists and not give them full credit so I decided to leave those out and just show the exterior. There was recentlyΒ a huge addition put on, which we got to take a peek at. It seemed like such a great work space. I definitely love the building where us planning students work out, but this was pretty cool too.

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I had a great time on our evening adventure. It is always great to get a tour from someone who knows the area well. I really do look forward to spending more time within the city and neighborhoods of Cleveland. I have multiple friends from the area, so I will definitely be hitting them up for more tours! I want to be able to explore as much of Ohio as I can before I end up leaving someday! I hope everyone has a great weekend πŸ™‚

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