Monday, November 3, 2008

My world #3

This is the third posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar,Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 132 people showing their worlds to us. Won't you join, I want to see where you live.

I am driving from my home on the northwest side of Kent,Ohio into the center of town. these streets are bypassed if you are traveling on the state routes. As I go across the Cuyahoga River bridge. The center of town is at the intersection of Main and Water Streets.
I parked on the bridge and walked to look along North Water Street. You can see the silos that I showed on the first week of My World to the left. We have banking, restaurants and bars along this street. The street is only 5 blocks in length in this direction. You then you have to turn across the Crain Avenue Bridge to get to State Route 43 and then north to Lake Erie.
I walked across the street looking toward East Main Street. There are several businesses and a converted movie theater at the top left that now has live performances. If you continue on for three blocks you will reach the campus of Kent State University and State Route 59 to the next main town of Ravenna, Ohio.
Now looking south down South Water Street (whoops the light changed). This leads to State Route 43 South in three blocks which leads to major interstates highways. These buildings are mainly businesses and restaurants.
When I looked west I see West Main Street and the Cuyahoga River which leads to the Kent car strip and Stow, Ohio. There are bars on the left and a little park on the right.
I walked one block toward the bridge to see Franklin Avenue. This is the only street in Kent where you don't exceed the 25 MPH speed limit. The brick street is pretty neat but fairly rough while driving. The buildings on the left are bars and restaurants. The building on the right is a converted railroad station which is an upscale restaurant called The Pufferbelly (cute name). It has good food at a medium price. The second building on the left with the awning is Rays Bar which has the best chicken wings in town and also fresh cut fries. We go there often and it's a neat place but really loud.

This is the center of my town. If you check tomorrow I will show the transformation on last Saturday when the town turned into Halloween. The university and the town join to have a celebration.

64 comments:

Sara G said...

What a great tour! Fantastic photo's!!
Take care

Yen said...

Looks soo peaceful without not much people around. From where I live, you can see tons of people walking in the street:) Nice place!

Mine is up too, HERE. If you get a chance;)

mirage2g said...

I agree with Yen, there aint many people in your town and you seem surrounded by lots o buildings!

Beautiful small world!

Leena said...

If I could take photos like that from my town, they look like yours.

We are living just in the best places in the world, aren`t we :)

Louise said...

I love small towns. Yours is wonderful!

leslie said...

Gee, thanks for the great tour! You really went out of your way to give us a glimpse of your world. Thanks.

Lapa37 said...

thanks for bring us to your home wonderful pictures.

Carver said...

Great tour down the center of your town. I enjoyed it.

kjpweb said...

That sure is a great around Kent!
They should pay you! ;)
Cheers, Klaus

Maria said...

Your town looks very quiet and peaceful! I agree, a beautiful small world!

WillThink4Wine said...

I loved the paved streets! I wouldn't mind a meal at Pufferbelly's!

TSannie said...

What a nice stroll through your town. Love the brick street.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for the tour in your town! It's a good idea to do this meme.This way we travel all over the world! Thanks for your visit!

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful blog, love your post and your photos! It does look so peaceful! And thank you for dropping by my blog, I always appreciate your comments.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful brick (I think) street in the centre of town. Kent looks smaller than I imagined...but WAY bigger than my village. ;-) Thanks for the tour, FG.

imac said...

Hey, Fishing Guy, where's all the traffic,lol.Great post and photos.

Carole said...

Your photo tour gave me a great sense of this town. I love brick lined streets, even if they do make you r-r-r-umble.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Thanks for being my guide in Kent. Lokke like a neat place

Twisted Fencepost said...

I enojoyed the walk around your town. The buildings look old. And I like the brick streets. Has a homey feeling about it.Guess it does to you too!

Darla said...

thank you fishing guy. I feel like I was there, very well done!

Luiz Ramos said...

Great your World. Beautiful view.
Luiz Ramos

PS. Thanks for your comment, but there is a wrong link on my My World post. Sorry.
Please, back there and comment:
http://www.ramosforestenvironment.com/
Luiz Ramos

dot said...

Nice town! It reminds me of Newnan, Ga.

gen/entry said...

Thanks for the tour of your world... TC

Leora said...

You are a great tour guide. Looks like a cozy town.

Shellmo said...

Loved the downtown photos - especially that last one w/ the cobblestone street!

Kelly said...

What a fantastic tour of Kent! I love the cobblestone street in the one photo! Wow!! What a creative and neat way to show us your town! Very Lovely and hope to visit there some time! Great post!!!!

dallas daily said...

I love a great tour. Is your city really that uncrowded? Must be a lovely place to walk around.

I realize that there's more to Dallas than this, but when I go out at night after most of my kids are asleep, then head to the movies with my husband, this is what I see. I go into a mall, buy a ticket see a movie and have fun.

Then during those rare times that I can actually go out in daytime, the picture don't come out as good. Yes, there's more to Dallas, but for me, right now, North Park Mall and the hallways leading to AMC theather is my world.

Rebeckah said...

I love this post. Ohio reminds me of Pennsylvania a lot. I like the idea of this meme! Such a great idea! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Strider said...

Hey fishing guy. I read your comment on Pappy's blog. The one consolation for me if Obama wins and the democrats control both houses...then there will be new people to blame instead of the foolishness of blaming Bush all the time.

mannanan said...

Thanks for the tour of your town. Especially like the last one with all the cobbles.

piedmontperspective said...

A great walking tour of your pretty town! I love the brick streets.

Mary said...

A very nice town! Looks like a great place to live.

chrome3d said...

Thanks for the directions around town!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Pufferbelly? Wonder where that name came from?! I do love that brick street.

Thanks for your visit.

Carletta said...

What a grand tour Fishing Guy!
It really looks like they have kept some of the old buildings and storefronts intact - I love that. The cobblestone street is very neat. Love the old time feeling it gives.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful area you live in, i especially like the cobblestone

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Thanks for the great tour and love the brick street

antigoni said...

It's a great place to live. Your photos are excellent. I love the buildings in your photos.

Lawstude said...

i won't mind going on a joyride with you. i am sure it is gonna be a blast. great shots as usual.

evlahos said...

thank you for this virtual trip. i had a great time

Arija said...

Great tour of your town, nice to see the place you live, eat and drink in.

RuneE said...

I have never been to Ohio - now I have!. Thank you for sharing.

Wren said...

Looks like all roads lead to Kent. :)

Agring said...

Wah! I wish i could remember all the street you have mentioned. Nice small town.

tipper said...

I'm enjoying the tour of your world!!

JC said...

Love those old buildings and bricked roads!

Jedediah said...

Thank you for the tour, I'd love to come by :)

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Ooo! A tour! Awesome!

Blessings!
Lacy

ewok1993 said...

This is a very neat idea for my world entry. I think I will follow suit some time.

Nice to see your world this week. See you next time.

D Herrod said...

I really like the fluffy clouds in the first photo. Yes, I know it isn't SWF.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

I've enjoyed my reciprocal visit to your neighbourhood and more great pics besides. See you on Friday.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks for the tour! I think it's great to see a little bit of where everyone lives. I'm really enjoying this meme. :-)

Pernille said...

Looks so peacefully! Very nice tour around your town:)

Mary said...

Wow, love that old railroad station -- beautiful! Your town looks like such a perfect example of Americana. Wonderful!

Gretchen said...

I was lost in your area a last week when we were at the Cleveland Clinic. We'll be back in two weeks for more treatment. Hopefully, it'll be easier to get around this time.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful post. Your world is nice to see.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful post. Your world is nice to see.

SandyCarlson said...

Your town is lovely! Thanks for the ride.

Froilan said...

can we exchange links? i have already added you to mine.

alicesg said...

Your town is so lovely and great information too. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Rambling Woods said...

I feel like I am visiting an old stomping ground. We always went to the Pufferbelly when we were up in Kent.

gwendolen said...

The streets all look so straight. Cool that one of them is cobblestones too.

I'll do a street post soon, maybe for next week. :-))

Denise said...

What a great town and I loved the cobblestone street. Thanks for giving us such a nice tour of your part of the world. Enjoyed it immensely.

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my! oh my! It's HOME!!! The Pufferbelly was my grandma's favorite restaurant! Mine (and Hub's) is Rockne's. Ohhhhhh how I miss Rockne's!!! And Siciliano's Pizza (but that's Ravenna). My Bossman is on East Main. I'm going back to stare at your pics again to feel at home...