Friday, August 20, 2010

Oh, hi there Ohio

Poor Cincinnati, it is the newest recipient of the title “most unexciting city” on our trip which was fine for us because we were just in town to relax before a several days of long drives.

It didn’t help Cincinnati’s case that we were there in the middle of several large thunderstorms and torrential rain

Moving on from Cincinnati we found ourselves in Cleveland and with one afternoon in town we went straight to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.

Just outside of the CBD, the Hall of Fame shares part of the Lake Erie shoreline with a science museum and the Cleveland Indians’ baseball stadium.

With hours of concert footage and interviews you could easily spend a full day at the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Along with rock artefacts such as John Lennon’s guitar, David Bowie’s Ziggi Stardust outfit and Bon Jovi’s motorcycle there is a lot of serious music history – but not too serious.

The downsides: 1 - the building closes pretty early, the Hall of Fame at 5:30pm and the museum at 6pm and 2 – no photos! This is supposedly because most of the items are on loan and the artists don’t want them photographed, but I think it has more to do with the gift shop selling images and books.

I did manage to sneak this picture on my cell phone – it’s the suit John Lennon wore on the cover of St Pepper’s.

So, for now it’s goodbye to Ohio and hello to New York State – and who knows, maybe even Canada.

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