Saturday, September 25, 2010


This Friday Pat and I went to ingenuityfest in Cleveland. Ingenuityfest is a celebration of art and technology. This year its venue is the lower level of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Street cars used the lower level of the bridge back when cities had street cars. The rise and fall of street cars mirrors the rise and fall of Americas’ cities, but that is for a different blog or a whole separate class.
The lower level of the bridge is almost a mile long and crammed with bands, artists, displays, performances and people, lots and lots of people. Every nook and cranny was filled with something to see. The coolest display was a waterfall from the top of the bridge, falling into the Cuyahoga River. The bridge walk had some of Cleveland’s best views. Food and drink vendors were set up in food courts at each end of the venue. There was even a funnel cake trailer, giving more credence to my belief that funnel cake trailers are everywhere that people gather. Last, but not least, there’s a garden in front of the West Superior entrance.

Gardens and art, what a fabulous combination. Come to think of it, gardens are art.

Cleveland's only food truck.

Finally, a use was found for smartboards.


Shyrlene said...

WOW! Do you guys take GREAT 'field trips'!

Awesome photos - I didn't appreciate the cool architecture in Cleveland (a sad oversight on my part) not to mention something as leading edge as 'ingenuityfest'. Thanks for taking us with you....

Missy, John & Ros said...

What an amazing festival and great photos. You and Pat certainly visit some interesting events.
But I still don't know what funnel cakes are.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jim, What an ingenious idea! This looks to have been a very vibrant festival with so much of interest to see and do. The whole area does look particularly spectacular illuminated with the coloured lights. I love the idea of an event which enlivens 'downtown' areas and makes them once more into the dynamic hub of life that they once were.