William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Thursday, 27, May, 2010

Greenbriar Suite

Filed under: Cleveland,Natural History — williamthecoroner @ 13:07

Today, as part of a Cleveland Bucket List event, a bunch of us got to go up into the Greenbriar Suite on the tenth floor of the Terminal Tower. This was the Van Swerengen brother’s private apartments, with many fireplaces, leaded glass windows, Chinese painted wallpaper, English walnut paneling, and a Tudor great hall that, well, looked like a Tudor great hall. It must have been really impressive when the Terminal Tower was the tallest building outside of New York, and it was a great little hide-away even today, with wonderful views.

It is also where the falcons have their nest box–they are right in front of the dining room. We got the chance to look out at the fledglings on the nest, and they’re getting big, with the permanent feathers coming through their baby down and, they’re practicing flapping. Some of us tried to open the windows that were right near the nest box, but adult falcon had other ideas about that, and wasn’t shy about letting us know it.

Just goes to show if momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

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