Cleveland – March 2017 – The Flats

The Flats is the area in Cleveland in a valley along the much maligned Cuyahoga River. Most of the area is industrial, and back the 1960s the river had the misfortune to be so polluted it caught fire a couple of times (Randy Newman even made a song called Burn On).

The portion of the Flats near the lake has been revitalized a couple of times now (once in the 1980s, and again more recently), so there is this great mix of industrial shabby and post modern chic – sometimes in the same building.

But the mix, along with the great collection of old lift bridges, high level bridges (sometimes one over top of another) and views of downtown provide numerous photo ops.

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