Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 00:31.



Friday, January 3, 2020 was a drizzly winter day.
It was totally overcast (not a surprise) with temperature around 45 deg. F.
I decided to take a trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art. On Friday evenings, the museum is open late till 9:00 p.m. This is my preferred day to visit our great museum. I walk and use public transportation – each trip – coming and going is nearly 2-hours in duration, I spend about 2-4 hours at the museum. Each trip is an experience in unparalleled joy.

I walked from our house on the south side of Jefferson Park to the bus stop. I boarded the #22 bus at Lorain Avenue on the north side of the park around 4:45 pm. Because of the drizzly weather – for most of the trip – Lorain Avenue was covered in mist/fog resulting in limited visibility.
*The first photograph is a composite showing (clockwise) the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, Key Tower, Terminal Tower, and the Huntington Bank Building – with the granite shaft of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil War Monument in the front
*The second photograph is from inside the bus going on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge – also known as the Detroit--Superior Bridge as it connects Detroit Avenue on the west side with Superior Avenue downtown. The bridge is a through steel trussed arch with a main span of 591 feet. Including the approach spans, the total length of the bridge is 3,112 feet. Being a retired Structural Engineer – this is one of my favorite bridges. Going over the bridge with the truss overhead – provides a dramatic view of downtown’s skyline through the prism of the . truss’s triangles. However, none of the skyline was visible because of the mist/fog.

*The third and fourth photographs show how the avenue looked as the bus entered downtown beyond the eastern end of the long bridge.

The historic Public Square (opened in 1796) underwent a $50 million renovation. The renovated Square opened on June 30, 2016 in time for the Republican National Convention – where Donald J. Trump (45th U.S. President) was nominated as the party’s nominee. The Square has been nicknamed the Jimmy Dimora Public Square because of corruption involved in the project.
The tall buildings surrounding the Square were shrouded in mist/fog. Unless one knew what building was where – it was not possible to identify them.
*The fifth photograph shows the 57-story Key Tower, opened in January 1992, with the top zone covered in mist/fog.

*This sixth photograph shows the 45-story Huntington Bank Building (opened in 1981) in the back and the 125-foot high black Quincy granite shaft of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil War Monument (opened on July 4, 1894) in the front. The fog/mist is above the top of the building.

*The seventh photograph shows the top zone of the landmarked 52-story Terminal Tower (opened on June 28. 1930) covered in mist/fog.

*The eighth photograph shows a leafless gingko tree covered in lights and Christmas decorations with the Jack Casino in the back.

*The ninth photograph shows a “Seasons Greetings” message.

*In the tenth photograph, I am standing with my sign. I have been carrying the Welcome Jimmy Dimora Public Square sign – ever since the Square opened in June 2016. I still carry it where ever I go in Cleveland. It is now part of Performance Art – a sign with patriotic colors and a cryptic message that invites curiosity, comments, and conversations.The sign has been seen by thousands. It is on the Internet, on Youtube, and in the records of The Plain Dealer – our hometown newspaper.

*The eleventh photograph, looking south, shows the statue of General Moses Cleveland who founded the city in 1796. The bronze statue, erected in 1888, and sculpted by James C. Hamilton, shows the General dressed as a surveyor, with Jacob's staff in his right hand, and a compass in his left. The monument is 7feet 10 inches high and rests on a circular pedestal that is 7 feet high. The statue is along the center line of Ontario Avenue which runs north-south in this area.
*The twelfth and thirteenth photographs shows a setting for visitors (and there are lots of them during the holiday season) to take photographs with the ice skating rink in the background.

*The last photograph is a composite showing how the decorated Square looks at night, during the holiday season, with all the decorations.These photographs were taken on the evening of December 6, 2019.

*Both mist and fog are created when the air becomes saturated and water vapor condenses to form droplets that hang in the air.
*Mist and fog differ only in their overall locations and density.Fog is denser than mist.
*Fog is literally a cloud on the ground. It can cover vast areas and comes in a variety of types – just like clouds.
*Mist forms wherever water droplets are suspended in the air by temperature inversion, volcanic activity, or changes in humidity. 
*Both result in limited visibility. Fog limits visibility to one kilometer (six-tenths of a mile) and mist to more than one kilometer.
*Both words are used interchangeably as both are forms of clouds that differ only in thickness.

Link to post on REALNEO titled “The Gingkos of Jimmy Dimora Public Square” posted on 12-20-2019.
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