From Where I Sit…….

well its that boring time of year, I dont feel like traveling to Buffalo (my HomeTown), its just a blah time of year.. so, i have one more collection, i guess u could say it all started with my iPhone, and a few contests.. and of course the job i retired from…school bus driving, all my down time was spent watching others… lol… just not on the bus, but it helped me hone in on subjects …maybe better:)

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These 2 and their dog were playing for money.. the strap on the guitar says “dept of corrections”….. taken some where in Virginia
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these girls were ready to model for me, on their way to a prom.
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always time for some hibachi…isnt it:)?
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this good ole’boy was nice and comfy sitting right on main street in Downtown Buffalo, and an art festival.
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we never did figure out what she was up to… but what an outfit,huh :)…
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she was waiting for a bus, down by the water
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one of my very first, on a break from my bus run, i went to get coffee, and each time there was always an older person that caught my eye.
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this gentleman plays His “squeezebox” at the Farmers Market downtown,Rochester,NY.
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at a recent college graduation ceremony, found these 2 in the hallway.
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lunch time in the park
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ya just never know who’s gonna be riding a bike…in the winter
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love watching the little ones at any outing.. especially when there food involved:)
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 this is Hosea, He was pretty popular in Rochester. i say was.. he passed recently. a great loss to the Rochester music scene
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you can find this young man at the farmers market every summer, playing and saving for college.
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i was entranced by her hair and boots
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your never too old to stand on a street corner and  yell PEACE at the traffic…. some good old hippie folk here!!!
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 we were busy trying to figure out if it was a first date…or cheaters…….
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this guys mode of transportation was roller skates… while He played for money…yep a the Farmers Market
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 one of my little kids lived in the inner city, and everyday I’d wait around the corner and this one day, well lots of days…. I’d watch drug buys go down. this car is pulling up to buy dope from these guys. this iphonograph actually won me several prizes.

well that will do it for now, of course i could go on and on, and if spring doesnt hurry up and get sprung..ill be back with more of this.

all of these were done with my i Phone. and several different apps, on my phone.

if you stopped by, thank you in advance. have a pleasant week

olde world Rochester,ny

well this is a terrible time of year, you never know if its going to snow..or turn into a warm spring. the sky around here is usually  a dull grey ..so ive enhanced that part of my tour today. a little history.. about High Falls, and Browns Race

The High Falls are one of three voluminous waterfalls on the Genesee River, that flow through the city of Rochester in New York. The High Falls are located about 2 miles upstream from the lower falls and act as their source. The High Falls area was the site of much of Rochester’s early industrial development, where industry was powered by falling water. Browns race diverts water from above the falls and was used to feed various flour mills and industries, today the water is used to produce hydroelectric power.[1]

The High Falls may be viewed from the Pont De Rennes bridge, a pedestrian bridge that spans the Genesee River a few hundred feet from the base of the falls.[2]

The High Falls was the site of the final jump of “The Yankee Leaper” Sam Patch who died after jumping off of the High Falls in 1829

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there have been many attempts to start restaurants and coffee bars, bowling alleys even, but for some reason.. Rochester,NY being so stuffy and conservative..nothing has ever work, thanks to the preservation committee   for saving all these old buildings, and restoring them to their natural beauty. this building now houses most of the radio stations in this city.  Seems that’s all that is sustainable in this Historic area. I’m glad its all being used, but it seems like such a waste.

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this funny shaped building used to house a quaint little bar., it over looks the river. and if you continue walking…

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you’ll walk  this bridge… its a bit of a hike on a windy day, but ….way over to the left you can see Genesee Brew House,  have a craft beer and something unique to eat.

Genesee Brewing Company is an American brewery located along the Genesee River in Rochester, New York. In 1878 Genesee Brewing Company moved up into Rochester. From 2000 to 2009 the company was known as the High Falls Brewing Company. In 2009 High Falls was acquired by the capital investment firm KPS Capital. Together with also newly acquired Labatt USA, KPS merged the two companies as North American Breweries. Along with this change, High Falls Brewery changed its name back to the original “Genesee Brewing Company” operating under the North American Breweries name. In October 2012, North American Breweries was purchased by Cerveceria Costa Rica S.A.

According to 2012 figures, North American Breweries was the sixth-largest brewing company in America by sales volume.

well thats my little tour for today:),  if you stopped by i hope you enjoyed it, Its one of the Highlights in Rochester,NY..at least where i take my out of town guests:)

and if you did stop by, thank you, and have an awesome day.

Benches…benches….and more benches

Well about a week ago i posted a collection of Fences, today..i thought id share some Benches:),Yes another collection, and i might add a growing group in Flickr, as well as Face book. so let me get started by saying ive been collection these probably as long as fences, now most people who are not into photography will think this is strange, but just like my Fences.. ya just never know what your going to see…… through the eyes of a photographer… so  here we go…

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some time ago, the city did a bench theme, there were the koolest benches placed in different areas, i really loved this one

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this one is in my hometown

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i think someones shoulders must have been hurting, saw this laying on a bench.

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this is in Buffalo ,Ny  at a place called Larkinville.  awesome summertime concerts, and fab food

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always looking for those quirky benches..i am:)

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at the George Eastman House, which is located in Rochester,NY

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saw this in a filed of lavender

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we were taking a hike,  its so nice that benches are scattered about

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in the Adirondacks (NY)  at one of the local “resorts”

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sitting on the Erie Canal, love seeing moms esp. taking photos of their babies

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this was last summer, can you tell I’m itchy for summer

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saw this lady on one of the coldest days we had, shes got a huge camera lens, the body of water shes looking over is lake Ontario, on the other side is Canada…i wonder is she was trying to see if they started to build a wall yet……
well that should do it.. for now:)  think of me the next time your out side and go to sit on something:)

If you stopped by thank you in advance. and i dont mean to get political.. its getting just down right scary  in the USA though!!!!  have a wonderful rest of the week.

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