Cleveland's Historic West Side Market: A Fish Eye View

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by faithblinded, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 25, 2014
    Cleveland, OH
    I recently managed to score the 8mm fisheye, refurbed, with the 20% off discount, and it arrived yesterday. I took it out for my first test drive this morning, at a local historic market.

    from the mezzanine:

    The West Side Market is a Cleveland Landmark. It was dedicated in this building in 1912, and commerce at the site goes back to well before the building was erected. The 137ft clocktower on the building is immediately recognized by anyone who has lived here. Most Clevelanders have been going here all their lives, for produce, meats, sweets, spices, pasta, and more. While perhaps not very old by world standards, it is a very important part of Cleveland history and culture. It's a great place to sample many of our city's most loved tastes, all under one roof. It's also just a lovely building. I highly recommend anyone that visit's Cleveland, take a trip to the West Side Market! Enough chatter, on to the food!!!
    Cookies anyone?

    Colorful Salsa, from mild to WILD

    Stuffed Peppers. I often empty my wallet here...

    Bacon wrapped around a variety of items, like this hangar steak

    we got smoked sausage. yum, just add cabbage

    marinated chops. buy a tray and toss em on the grill. yum

    more cured meats

    sweet, taunting tortes

    in the center of the floor, I had to stop to appreciate the century old brickwork of the arched ceiling

    pasta to serve as the medium for your sauce, or to be the star

    delicious pillowy ravioli

    oh the gnocchi

    even more pasta, so many choices

    cajun bacon blt sounds awesome

    we got nuts

    and more

    I headed over to the produce building next, hoping to see some nice displays of color...

    ginormous blackberries, yes please

    scrummy root veggies, love those red onions and giant taters

    At this point, I had to go pick up my grams from the doctor, so I didn't get to finish walking through the produce. Not bad for a short walk. This was a good test for the fisheye, I think. I'm giving it an A+, since this is my first ever outing with a fisheye.
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  2. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 25, 2014
    Cleveland, OH
    I didn't take any shots of the exterior today. But since I mentioned the clocktower outside, I will share this, shot at night, with my 12-40:
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  3. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Love the West Side Market! Nicely done!
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  4. emoslaughter

    emoslaughter Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 9, 2011
    Cleveland Ohio
    Douglas French
    Killer shots of one of my favorite spots in Clevo. I love this city!
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  5. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Oh man, getting hungry! :)
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  6. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Great set! I was visiting friends there a couple of years ago and had a chance to visit the market. My lens wasn't as interesting as yours, but I had a good time and got a few decent shots.
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