Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Comparing Paris and Cleveland. Say What?


The pyramid in front of Louvre in Paris, France

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio
The same architect,  I.M.. Pei, did both
I find the contrast of  locations surprising.
Cool, but surprising. :)

69 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...we have been there...what a cool place...the rock n roll hall of fame at least....ha. there is a comparison to be made between the two right? ha

Sandee said...

Now this is a cool post. You are most clever.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This is such a neat comparison!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is really wild when you think about it. I wonder if the same guy built the one that used to be in Memphis?

stevebethere said...

I like the comparison but i would go for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame everytime heheh!

Have a elvistastic week Rosey :-)

Anonymous said...

I think that glass is such a great material to use in different areas as they adapt to their environment! Amazing structures =)

Masshole Mommy said...

That is actually a pretty funny comparison. Close up, I would never be able to tell which was which!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow that is so interesting! Love the photos.

Janine Huldie said...

Love this comparison and yet I have not seen either in person though myself.

Blue Grumpster said...

Looks the same to me. Good thing they don't speak French in Cleveland.

Diana M. said...

Such an interesting comparison! I think I'd rather visit Paris, though. We had our honeymoon there!

Thanks for linking up over at Toronto Teacher Mom!

Theresa Mahoney said...

It really does look the same! I haven't been to either, but would love to go to both!

Aimee Fauci said...

That's cool! I really wish I could travel more. Maybe when my kids are older.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Good one! I wasn't expecting this at all. Then again I have never been to Cleveland, so I didn't know what it was going to be :-)

Lois Alter Mark said...

Ha ha! I love this! Who would have guessed?

Ruchira Khanna said...

Wow!
What presence of mind to be able to go back n forth, Rosey.

Honestly never been to paris or Cleveland to be able to connect the dots, but you have increased my knowledge :)

Pleasure to have you on board!

AnnaZed said...

Ha, ha, I noticed this too, though the Louvre one is more elegant somehow.

Liz Mays said...

What, that is crazy? Crazy cool! I never in a million years would have thought there'd be a connection.

Pam said...

That is too cool! I had no idea that the same architect did both of these pyramids.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

He did a great job either way

Lesley said...

Interesting comparison of Paris and Cleveland. Not many have compared Ohio and France in the same blog post.

Susan Zutautas said...

Interesting. The Seattle Sky Dome and the Rogers Centre in Toronto are quite similar too but not as similar as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Pyramid in France.

Pat Hatt said...

Kind of odd being in two totally different spots, yet the same. But I guess that's his claim to fame

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a cool comparison, both fantastic pyramids as well! x

Julie Cavaney said...

Good one. Both great pyramids
Julie
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2justByou said...

No way! Great comparison shots! I never would've thought...

alissa apel said...

I can see the similarity! That's a good catch!

Binky said...

Did he build the pyramids in Egypt, too?

mail4rosey said...

He's not old enough to take credit for that, Binky. ;)

Danielle Royalegacy said...

I've been to both cities. Even with this comparable architecture, Paris has an ancestral beauty. Cleveland has the America beauty.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Wow! That is interesting that both are so similar. I have never visited either, but that architect's work is very cool to look at.

Debra said...

How interesting! I've never been to either place, but I think I'd prefer Paris ;)

mail4rosey said...

Right! I agree. And I like them both equally. :)

bxcrochet said...

Those are beautiful pictures. What great comparisons to both the pyramids.

Michelle F.

MikiHope said...

That is quite interesting to say the least! Guess we can stay right here and see the pyramid designs of this architect!!

NC Sue said...

I'm pretty sure Parisians would be offended at the contrast (they can be a bit snooty), but I think you have a good eye to catch the comparison!
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Launna said...

That is pretty cool Rosey... although I would still love to see the one in Paris... mainly because I want to travel all over Europe :)

Thank you for the sweet comment... I don't like my picture being taken but I also realize I should for my family xox

Bikram said...

that is some comparison .. I would love to see both of them live for sure :)



Bikram's

Jeannette said...

That's pretty cool! I've never been to either place but I'd love to go to both!

Jeanine said...

Wow that's amazing what great shots! Who knew, I didn't at all! Very cool. I haven't been to either, would love to!

Kristen Campbell said...

Wow! So similar! I have to say, I'd rather go to Paris, though LOL

Daisy B said...

I love both cities! I love bigger cities and would love to live in either if I had the chance one day.

Cherdo said...

Clever - but you needed to show the lake in the background! As a former NE Ohioan, we thank you for the positive attention and for the fact that you didn't mention that the river caught fire in Cleveland at one time. That has been over done...

Cherdo
www.cherdoontheflipside.com

Newlywed Survival said...

That is really interesting that the same architect did both. What a vast difference in locations!

Christina Morley said...

That's so neat! I've been to the Louvre in Paris, but not the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Did you know, the Statue of Liberty was built in France?

Christy Maurer said...

I love that we have the Rock and Roll HOF so close and that it was designed by such a famous architect! It is so beautiful!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I would love to visit the ROR Hall of Fame...and Paris! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

Artist, Sonya M. Jones said...

Paris is on my vacation wish list. I wanna go so bad! The Rock & Roll HOF looks great!

Colette S said...

Wow. I can't decide which one looks better....
But that is so cool!

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

I've never been to either, but would love to go to both!!

Ourfamilyworld said...

Wow, this is is similar. I like how you found out this similarity

Kristie said...

That is really neat! I'd never think of those 2 cities having anything in common. :-)

Chrystal Mahan said...

When we went to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame there was a little vendor set up selling prints of the buildings. I had no idea what it was or who they were at the time. The line was fairly long and we kept walking. Now that I see this post, I know now what it was.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I have never been to Paris, France. I have been to the Paris in Las Vegas and also to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is a Cleveland Must See!

Gale said...

That is a very cool comparison. Have you been to both places? (I haven't been to either...I was just curios).

Michelle Martinka said...

What a cool comparison... I never would h ave thought they were comparable at all!

Katrina Gehman said...

Interesting comparison! never been to either.

Kristi Maloney said...

Who would have guessed at that comparison. I agree, pretty cool! I've actually been to Paris, but never to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame - go figure!

Teresa Moody said...

What a neat comparison. I've been to Paris and would love to see the Ohio one.

Donna L. Ward said...

Very interesting - and pyramids seem to have such an appeal - I love the way you shared this on your' Wordless Wednesday'

The Lucky Wife said...

That's interesting! Sure makes it feel like a smaller world doesn't it? :)

LifeAsAConvert said...

How neat. I never knew these existed in both places.

mail4rosey said...

We have been to, and liked both, very much. :)

mail4rosey said...

I did know that, and that the architect of the two pyramids in this post was awarded the Medal of Liberty AT the Statue of Liberty. Another small but fun connector...almost like the Kevin Bacon game, right? :)

mail4rosey said...

Loving the new picture, Launna!! You look great!

mail4rosey said...

There was a big beautiful ship out there on the water too. I got a picture for our photo album. :)

Marie Moody said...

Wow, I was going to say there is no comparison, but that is so cool. I was in the Rock n. Roll hall of Fame, and I'll tell you it's so very cool & the same architect did it? That's even cooler. Thanks for sharing I can't wait to tell the hubby! hehehe Have a great weekend my friend. Sorry for being so late, but better late than never I always say~! HUGS

Kelly OMalley said...

Very cool. I would imagine that might be the only similarity but I have never been to Paris, so I really cannot judge :)

~ Noelle said...

Nice ;)
Marc would LOVE to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!