Ohio Journal

Spent a few days in Ohio a couple of weeks ago. No, this is not about the Debate. But I did have some memorable moments. Here are some pictures I took during my February visit to Cleveland and Kent, Ohio.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, designed by I. M. Pei. Reminiscence of another Hall of Fame…The Louvre:

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Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland is home to several prominent landmarks. The Peter B. Lewis Building houses the Weatherhead School of Management. Frank Gehry’s design never ceases to delight and surprise:

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The Cleveland Museum of Art:

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The Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra:

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On a more sombre note, I had the chance to visit the student protest site at Kent State University. On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard was sent out to quell an anti-Vietnam-war demonstration. Four Kent State University students were killed and nine wounded. Several Memorials as well as detailed account of the incident were set up at the site:

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As I left the site, it was almost dusk. A red cloud rose up in the distant sky. The scene of silhouetted branches reaching up to the heavens reminded me of another student protest in another place, in which the Square was washed clean of blood the very next morning, wiping out all traces of the tragedy.

What a contrast.

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Photo Source: Arti of Ripple Effects, February 2008. All Rights Reserved. www.rippleeffects.wordpress.com

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Arti

If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

6 thoughts on “Ohio Journal”

  1. No, I was thinking about their neighbor…but isn’t it sad that this can trigger different people to think of similar incidents in other parts of the world.

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  2. Arti, I’m so glad you sent me this link. I’ve been to a lot of those spots — not all. Did you go inside Severance Hall? It’s beautiful! Would love to see the Kent State memorial… how well I remember that.

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