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sjepstein sent me a nice article about Buffalo and its architecture. Of interest to artsy geek types. :)
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From: kobegrace Date: November 19th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I think that Buffalo doesn't get enough appreciation for its architecture. Having been raised in Toronto -- and I think this applies to any southern Ontarian, actually -- we get a lot of feed from the Buffalo TV stations, not to mention sharing the PBS broadcast. Some of the old buildings we catch a glimpse of every now and then look kinda cool. The Liberty Building's pretty awesome; my dad always takes pictures whenever go down there.

(I don't know why, though; not like it changes, or anything. Either way, it's still pretty.)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 19th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember for a while they were trying to sell an idea of the "Buffa-ronto corridor, kind of along the line of the east coast corridor. Never quite connected, but yes, lots of back and forth, and of course, Buffalo stations always went off the air with "O, Canada" as well as "The Star Spangled Banner" at night.

Being raised in Buffalo always made me impatient with cities that have bad architecture.
amamama From: amamama Date: November 19th, 2008 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, wow. Beautiful! I'm definitely an artsy geek, then. Not that that surprises anyone who knows me. ;-) And that "sweeping corridor" - the park that runs down the middle of the street, reminds me very much of the street in Oslo where I lived when I was a student. Wonder if they shared inspiration? Though, come to think of it, here it was called a "riding street" - nice ground for the horse's hooves, instead of the hard paving stones in the streets, leading out of town. And definitely going through one of the city's more affluent areas. Still beautiful, though. And I still insist that it does a person good to grow up and live in pretty surroundings (both in- and outdoors). It's good for the soul.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 19th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm from Buffalo too (but don't live there now) and I thought the article was terrific. Look at the Ellicott Square Building and imagine it decorated for Christmas, with lots of people dancing. That's what they used to do at First Night Buffalo. (Of course, it was quite crowded, so the dancing was kind of limited.) But great fun.

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