In Cleveland we are most fortunate to have the West Side Market. It consists of mom & pop shops where you can buy most any food product. When our kids were young the sight of butchered pigs and goats, that would hang at the stands, use to creep 'em out a bit.
The market will celebrate its Centennial next year.
One of the things I miss about Cleveland is going there twice a month for a family shopping excursion. I think my kids hated seeing the skinned rabbits most. The outdoor fruit and vegetable stalls are just as much fun.
It looks like they are still keeping the place in good shape.
Thanks for looking. The brickwork is lovely isn't it? That shot was from today. I was there last Friday but the sun, coming in through the windows, obliterated a lot of the interior. Today was nice and cloudy.
I like going to the market - you get to support local people instead of a big box store.
There has been a few renovations to the market and the last one was 2004 I think? All new stands in the inside market. The outdoor stands are now enclosed for winter use thank goodness. How those people staffed the outdoor stalls in January, back then, was beyond me.
It is an HDR picture accomplished with HDR Efex Pro. I don't use HDR often but this was a good application for it. I tried to use a light hand when applying just to bring out the detail of the beautiful brick work of the ceiling.
The market was all over the local news channels these past few weeks as it had 100 candles on its cake. It's held up nicely through the years.
Great shot, Terry. Yes that brick work is stunning. Thanks for sharing. My wife is from the Cleveland area (Medina) and she and she had never even heard of this beautiful market. My father-in-law grew up on the west side so I'm sure he knows the place. I'll have to try to visit next time we're there.
If you like taking street pictures go there on a Saturday morning. Lot's of interesting people to photograph.
A little insider information: there is a little stand, on the west side of the inside market, that makes the best sausage sandwiches. My wife and I go there at 7AM and pick up a sausage sandwich with sauerkraut and mustard to eat while we shop. Dining at its finest (it will typically be with you the rest of the day however).