Friday, December 12, 2008

here we come a-wassailing

There are good ships,
and there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships, are friendships,
And may they always be.

irish toast

last saturday jane and I made our annual pilgrimage to the women speak out for peace and justice peace festival and holiday bazaar. it's always a good time and the festival offers a wonderful opportunity to run into friends not often seen. the event is held in the historic pilgrim church in tremont.

after the holiday bazaar, we always go off on a wander through tremont. tremont is one of the epicenters of art and creativity in cleveland. I always enjoy a good wander as there are always new visual treats. for instance I don't remember seeing the top mural before.

where else is one likely to encounter an inflatable motorcycle riding santa!

we weren't the only ones taking a walk. there were quite a few hardy souls out enjoying the architectural and cultural diversity of tremont - or maybe they were just walking their dog.

here we come a-wassailing


R.L. Bourges said...

the nice thing about being as long-waisted as the cocktail lady in the top photo, is you can land at the bottom of the stairs while your head is still at the top :-)

amitiés, petite souris

Salty Miss Jill said...

What a wonderful day. :)

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I love that mix of photos -- first a flapper and then those conservatively dressed peace and justice women. Tremont could pass for New Orleans covered in snow yesterday. Nice proof that Cleveland is not all drab brick and gray.

bitchlet said...

I love the stuff that is on sale (in photo 2). What is that spiral bound book that says WOMEN ARTISTS? Such beautiful stickers, cards and books!

I was just telling Squirrel that I want to have a painting stall at a street festival.. and here I see this!


Merle Sneed said...

How great is an upstairs bar? Not something you see everyday.

tut-tut said...

and it's snowing, too! tomorrow my knit group and I exchange our Secret Santa gifts. I can't tell you how thrilled we all are about this; but it's the small things, frankly, isn't it?

word veri: matednat

jenclair said...

Love the mural, and the gate, and the spiral on the sidewalk! Looks like a wonderful place to visit and a great cause!

Anonymous said...

nice pix!

Barbara said...

Love the poem about friendships. Looking forward to seeing you in January if your schedule permits!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

What a wonderful set of photos - the inflatable Santa on a motorbike is just brilliant!

Saretta said...

The Ukranian Labor Temple 1927? What's the story behind that building? Sounds interesting...

blue girl said...

Hey Kim!

I was just up in Tremont last week. Went up to Sokolowski's to pick up some potato pancakes for my stepdad then drove around looking at all the neat stuff there!

Love that little neighborhood! Great photos.