9 Photos of Cleveland That Showcase The City's Beauty

Cleveland, to the uninitiated, evokes images of vacant warehouses, polluted rivers, racist symbols... A lot of unpleasantness.

But we know better; duh.

Visitors to Cleveland can look in almost any direction and see something unimaginable compared to their previous notions of our city. Green space abounds, blue blue-ish water ebbs and flows, and, hey, we've got a good deal of snazzy architecture to boot. The Metroparks, of course, really helps our cred. (Let's take a moment to thank William Stinchcomb for that.)

Here are 9 photos showcasing Cleveland's natural beauty (of which we all know, but sometimes need reminding):