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Capturing Winter Wonder: A Photographer's Guide to University Circle

Posted on 12/18/23 by Nicole in Winter in the Circle

Welcome to the enchanting world of winter photography in and around University Circle! As the snow gracefully blankets the iconic landscapes, University Circle Inc. invites shutterbugs of all levels to embark on a visual journey capturing the seasonal magic.

From the serene banks of Wade Lagoon to the historic halls of Case Western Reserve University, the lively scenes of Wade Oval, the peaceful Rockefeller Lagoon, and the culturally rich Cleveland Cultural Gardens, each location offers a unique canvas for your winter photographic endeavors. Join us as we explore these picturesque spots, uncovering the beauty that winter bestows upon this vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhood. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting, there's something for everyone as we delve into the art of capturing the essence of winter in University Circle.

Capturing Winter Wonder: A Photographer's Guide to University Circle

Wade Lagoon

Wade Lagoon, nestled within the heart of University Circle, transforms into a winter wonderland when the snowflakes start to fall. The frozen lagoon surrounded by snow-covered trees creates a picturesque scene next to The Cleveland Museum of Art, making it an ideal spot to capture the serene beauty of winter.

Capturing Winter Wonder: A Photographer's Guide to University Circle

CWRU Campus

The Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) campus is not just a hub for academic pursuits; it's also a stunning backdrop for winter photography. The mix of modern and historic architecture, coupled with snow-covered walkways, creates a captivating contrast. Explore the iconic buildings and capture the elegance of the campus against the backdrop of a winter wonderland.

Wade Oval

Wade Oval, known for its vibrant events and cultural celebrations, takes on a different charm during the winter months. The open space surrounded by cultural institutions provides a unique opportunity for winter photography. Capture the lights adorning the trees, the festivities in full swing, and the joyous atmosphere that fills the air during winter events at Wade Oval.

Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Step just outside University Circle, and you'll find the Cleveland Cultural Gardens lining Rockefeller Park. Each garden represents a different culture, and in winter, they become a unique canvas of diverse beauty. The snow-covered statues and architecture offer a picturesque setting to showcase the cultural diversity that defines our community.

Rockefeller Lagoon

Venture just outside University Circle to Rockefeller Lagoon, where nature takes center stage. The frozen lagoon, bordered by snow-covered trees, offers a serene and tranquil setting for winter photography. Experiment with reflections on the ice and the interplay of shadows as the winter sun casts its gentle glow.


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