Arrival in Buffalo, NY
I just arrived in Buffalo, NY. I’m excited to get out of the hum of the New York City and see somewhere new. I’m also very excited by the amount of architectural and historical landmarks, or ‘cultural jewels’ there are here in Buffalo.
But the city is so quiet! I’ve arrived on Sunday, in the rain, which I thought might explain the deserted streets. But the girls I’ve met who have been here a few days, say it has been like this the whole town.
The slightly eerie thing is the tram station stops that play music. The first one I came to, and worked out that was where the music was coming from. I thought ‘that’s nice, stimulating and relaxing while you wait’. But as I’m walking down the street and approaching the next station, in the quiet main street night, I found it decidedly spooky. Classical music drifts out on tannoy speakers into the quiet night.
But tomorrow brings new sights. This is what I have outlines to see:
- Guaranty Building
- City Hall
- Underground Railroad Stop
- Utica St Subway
- Frank Lloyd Wright – Martin House, Graycliff, Fontana Boathouse
- Lafayette Hotel
- Albright Knox Art gallery
- Delaware Park – Olmsted design
- Burchfiled Penny Art centre
- Roycroft Campus
So up early to get started!…