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Buffalo is nice

Spent a recent afternoon in Buffalo. It was nice.






























































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great photos. buffalo has loads of character. wanted to go to college there.
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Good stuff, I like it...
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Nice indeed, Bill.
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Buffalo is such a gem. A great mix of history, texture, resilience, and resurgence. Thanks for sharing these photos.
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Once again, you capture an intriguing city with your very own signature. Amazing thread, MonkeyRonin, and thanks.
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Very nice.
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Great pictures!
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Stunning photos. Buffalo has great bones.
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mighty nice work there for a quick visit!
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Buffalo definitely seems to punch well above it's weight, considering metro population in terms of architecture and character.
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That was a more than nice set of photos. Thanks for the tour MR.
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Cool shots. Buffalo looks good - is it doable in a day trip or too much hassle with the border? Any thoughts on the vibe of the place?
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Cool shots. Buffalo looks good - is it doable in a day trip or too much hassle with the border? Any thoughts on the vibe of the place?

It's definitely doable as a day-trip. The border was tense, but there were so few people crossing over that we pretty well breezed through (weak Canadian dollar, or the Trump effect? Who knows!), and were there in under 2 hours. Explored some abandoned buildings until we got caught, had lunch & drinks at a brewery, went to the Albright-Knox gallery, explored the Richardson Olmstead campus & Elmwood Village, ate & drank some more, went downtown, got dinner, went to Allentown, got more drinks, left by 10:30 and were home by midnight!

I wouldn't mind spending a bit longer there though, it's an interesting enough place. There are some great, grand old buildings that just kind of pop out at you from the leafy, comfortable residential streets; and cool abandoned sites, the type of which you just can't find in Toronto anymore. There are some good restaurants & bars (though, in good middle-American tradition, even the hipster places had huge portions and the football game on TV), plenty of new breweries, and I was noticing quite a few interesting-looking art spaces & shops. It's just… there aren't any people anywhere, especially for a nice Saturday afternoon in late summer. Okay, we went to some moderately populated establishments, and there was at least a little vibrancy in some of the neighbourhoods we were in (Elmwood & Allentown, specifically), but there were so many places that were just entirely devoid of life, while others felt half-full at best.
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You managed to show some atmosphere.
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Good job.Nice pics..I really liked visiting the cores of some of the American cities we've been to or through...While not historic in the Grand scheme, it's cool to see some of the older stock of high rises of cities that came to be decades before our Canadian ones.
Buffalo is a prime example.

Anyways, great pics again
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You shot some great street scenes, thanks for the tour!
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Thanks for all the very kind comments.







It's definitely doable as a day-trip. The border was tense, but there were so few people crossing over that we pretty well breezed through (weak Canadian dollar, or the Trump effect? Who knows!), and were there in under 2 hours. Explored some abandoned buildings until we got caught, had lunch & drinks at a brewery, went to the Albright-Knox gallery, explored the Richardson Olmstead campus & Elmwood Village, ate & drank some more, went downtown, got dinner, went to Allentown, got more drinks, left by 10:30 and were home by midnight!

I wouldn't mind spending a bit longer there though, it's an interesting enough place. There are some great, grand old buildings that just kind of pop out at you from the leafy, comfortable residential streets; and cool abandoned sites, the type of which you just can't find in Toronto anymore. There are some good restaurants & bars (though, in good middle-American tradition, even the hipster places had huge portions and the football game on TV), plenty of new breweries, and I was noticing quite a few interesting-looking art spaces & shops. It's just… there aren't any people anywhere, especially for a nice Saturday afternoon in late summer. Okay, we went to some moderately populated establishments, and there was at least a little vibrancy in some of the neighbourhoods we were in (Elmwood & Allentown, specifically), but there were so many places that were just entirely devoid of life, while others felt half-full at best.
Good info and suggestions - thanks!
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