At one time children sang, danced and acted on this stage, most likely escaping their own reality, after all, it is acting. Coming from a background in performing I can tell you that stepping on that stage, abandoned and practically destroyed, I still saw sparkles, beauty, lights and felt the warmth of the curtain call and standing ovations as I gazed above and saw ropes attempting to tie back what was left of the curtains hang above me. I got chills head to toe and then was overcome with sadness. People question why I would want to see a dirty old abandoned building? Why not? There are so many unanswered questions that run through my head while I photograph and it amazes me such as why could this beautiful school and youthful stage not be saved? How could the dreams, hopes and future talent of Cleveland just be thrown away and now be a pile of garbage and walls for graffiti? Although I give props to Cleveland for all they are doing to bring the city up, I am saddened to see what has been left behind. To see more images, please visit my Facebook page!