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kz1000ps
January 9th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Was in Buffalo for the first time in years over New Years' Week (I attended UB early in the millenium), and gee golly gosh I gotta say it: I missed Buffalo. Yeah, it's got serious issues, but it's still charming as hell. Great bones, impressive industrial muscle...being away for so long I had forgotten what it was that made me like the place.

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off in the distance....

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is this bad boy

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I don't think city halls get any more dope than this

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the many shades of modernism...

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The street plan laid out by Joseph Ellicott (and further refined by Frederick Law Olmsted) affords many vistas like this

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Allentown

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Canisius College

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Main Street up near the northern city limit

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UB's South Campus, in the extreme northeast corner of the city

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I'll be adding many more photos to this as I get around to it...

MidtownGuy
January 11th, 2010, 11:48 PM
Memories. I spent a short time in Buffalo at school before changing majors and transferring to the city. It was a great place to party and I have very happy memories of the place despite the horrible winters.

I do remember some of the fine old buildings in your photos.

The spooky old psychiatric hospital near the beginning of the photoset was right next to Buff State and I remember having some friends in my car, riding through the place as we smoked a blunt and got really buzzed (it was too risky to smoke pot on campus)...anyway we couldn't get back out, kept pulling into dead end driveways and everyone in the car was laughing like crazy, as it seemed like we were trapped in a bad B horror flick. The place was very creepy looking to a bunch of stoned kids at night, with all the boarded up windows.

Now I realize how gorgeous it is, even in its decrepitude.