The United States Census Bureau has ranked Cleveland the poorest large city in the nation with 32.4 percent of the population below the poverty line. Don't be fooled, the pictures contained within this page are not documents of a bygone era or economic hardship. SGS chronicles modern living in Cleveland. We have a deep respect for the Density of Life and all the beauty that Randomness places upon us.

While the nation's gaze is fixed on an unattainable pixelated dream, a new Wisdom has been birthed in our beloved City. We have opened our eyes to a new reality; a reality that rests behind the textual veils of Commercial Speak and Government Data.

Knowing now that the mountaintop is Cleveland we welcome you with Loving Tolerance. Our Mercy and Humility is a gently polished pearl within The Golden Den.

As a gift to those who have left us and those who will never come; we present you with digitized reproductions of the Gateways to Wisdom.

Enjoy your journey and embrace scarcity wherever you may find it.

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    few bead says:

    "I really got to see what cleveland is like. Your photos have such a personal touch. I really expect great things from you."

    August 11th, 2008

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    rachel catherine says:

    "clevelandsgs makes me swell with Cleveland pride from the bottom of my heart to the depths of my bowel."

    January 19th, 2008

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    baylisscrew says:

    " "For the most part these guys are alright when they're not doing that stupid karate stuff.

    Seriously, everyone at the Home really appreciated the things you did for them.

    SGS Rocks!!!""

    September 26th, 2007

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    learned texture says:

    "Well, this is a first for me. I have a ton of contacts here, but I must say that ClevelandSGS's photos are awesome, to say the least. I'd lived in Akron until 1985 and only been in Cleveland a couple times. The old ads are wonderful. I was only able to to check out half the pictures so far, but I'm looking forward to seeing the rest tomorrow."

    April 9th, 2007

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    Cleveland Visitors Bureau says:

    "The essence of all intermediate states present themselves as 3 portals of light: Wrathful Deities of Space--Cleveland SGS. According to Elohim, the Cobra does not poison his victim for purposes of Vanity or Revenge, rather, he has the capacity to transform his enemy into a being more beautiful; that is, he releases his venom not as the nectar of mortality, but as the harbinger of light."

    February 24th, 2007

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    medalby says:

    "I once was lost, but now I'm found. Was blind, but now I see. ClevelandSGS changed my life the way no god, woman, or dog could ever do. If you're tired of sunsets, clouds, pet photos, and cute babies - if you've had enough of artsy nudes, vain self-portraits, or close-ups of bugs - if you can't stand the Flickr cliques and constant feeling you just aren't good enough to be in this "community," then you have found your home. The rest of you escape for your lives, look not behind you, escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed, ClevelandSGS will take you over and leave nothing in its wake. All hail the syndicate. All hail SGS. Bless you ClevelandSGS, for with you I have found my way."

    January 23rd, 2007

Modesto Speed
November 2005
Civilian Analyst