Monday, February 20, 2012

Hidden Cemetery

St. Joseph Cemetery, Woodland Avenue at East 80th Street. 02-20-12.

Between Acts

Intermission at Opera Circle's production of Il Trovatore, Bohemian National Hall, Slavic Village, Cleveland. 02-19-12.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

After the Morning Rush

Lucy's Sweet Surrender Hungarian bakery. A longtime destination on Buckeye Road, once a thriving Hungarian community. Lucy's will pack up and move to the far eastern part of Shaker Hts. at the end of February 2012.

Monday, February 6, 2012

St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church I

South facade and entry.

North transept housing the chancel.

Looking east across the nave.

Chancel, with dais for domed altar (visible in archival picture in next post).

Apse painting above the altar.

Eastern door, with rubble of nave floor.

Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of El Elyon, blessing Abram, bringing bread and wine (Genesis XIV).

Looking south into the nave. Balcony visible at the back. 9411 Orleans Avenue, 02-06-12.

St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church II

As it stands today, open to the elements, its grandeur slowly decaying. 02-06-12.

Archival photo, photographer and date unknown, of St. Joseph Byzantine when still a functioning church. Traces of its beauty can still be seen in 2012.