Rochesters’ own Public market

Rochester’s City-run Public Market has served the community at its 280 N. Union Street site since 1905. Bargains and local goodness abound Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 52 weeks a year. Vendors–over 300 on busiest Saturdays–offer fresh produce, ethnic delicacies, specialty items, general merchandise, and so much more. In addition, an array of independent local businesses–cafes, food stands, coffee shops, florists, specialty food purveyors, breweries, and more–can be found on Market grounds and in the surrounding Market District.
Learn more about the benefits of public markets; Get tips for shopping for fruits and veggies at the Market; See a chart of what’s in season month-to-month in New York State

I Love going to the Public market, i usually go on Thursdays, when its not so crowded, but the veggies are all out, so i try to go Thursdays and Saturdays. i go early and leave when its starting to get  packed.  i get my shopping gout of the way first, pack up the car, and come back to take candid photos..

ok.. lets get rolling…


 well they have their hands full
takin a break
anyone who knows me ..knows i cant resist taking a BUS shot 🙂
has anyone ever cooked with fresh flowers?   i havent i know lots of people do
its starting to get real busy.. ya know what that means….ill be leaving very soon 🙂
but b4 i do.. i love to get snaps of this kid.. ya know he just dont wanna b there
and i believe this is His Dad
every week i see these kids, ya can tell by the look on their faces..usually.. they’d rather b some where else.
trying to explain what it is shes looking for
and last but certainly not least.. the busker….

besides all the fresh foods, i can find, i some times meet up with friends,  for breakfast, as their are many restaurants  here, sometimes a few food trucks too. and there are always buskers …some good some..ok, but its always an adventure.

If you stopped by …Thank You i advance.. and have a fantastic rest of the week.

Tybee Island

Well let me start by saying  it took us 2 tries to figure out what exactly was on this island.. we aren’t quitters  🙂

if you love spending your Holiday in a cottage..  (im sure i could get away with saying million dollar mansions…. if ya get my drift)… and laying on a beach well this is the place for you!!!   Myself (and Hubby too) are not that  kind of people. neither of us can stay still that long.. or want to spend all of our money on one of those fancy rentals. so we came here for the day, because ive always heard so much about this place. Can anyone tell i wasn’t  impressed?:) . Im afraid Florida beaches have me spoiled.. where the sand is beautiful and you can walk for miles. im not sure if it was low tide or not..but  the beach was all stone and shell, and you know how they can hurt. the temp  this particular day was  90 something, felt like 110.

so after paying for (automated) parking.
I’m claustrophobic and cant handle heights at all.. so i begged my Husband to go up there.

He obliged..hes the one leaning again the wall with the green shirt on. He got so dizzy he couldn’t even enjoy the scenery .

so we left the lighthouse area and went further down the road.

Hubby found His balance again and we were off.  yep lots of bike riders on the island.
lots of little shops to spend your money in:) not me though:)…

these were found on the main  highway.







buy my junk……. yep this is a store.


when we were leaving the island.. i had to pull over and get this.. this is someones yard.
ive heard of Italian Patios before..but this was one for the books.. same yard area,

i could have stayed there all day taking photos, but there were signs everywhere..KEEP OUT. i was very happy with these 2 shots, and if figured why press my luck:)

well thats a shot of the original light house, Dave just wasn’t having any more of Tybee.

ive been told to try a number of restaurants in Tybee.  but they were all so hard to find.. we just went  back to Savanna and enjoyed a nice lunch and a few cocktails there. this place is only 20 min. from the “mainland” so  it wasnt an all day drive… which was good because id still be hearing about it:).

here’s a little history about the lighthouse.

And if you stopped by, thank you, i hope you enjoyed my least as much as i did:)


The current lighthouse is the fourth tower at this station, though neither of its first two predecessors were lit.[2] The first tower was built at the direction of James Oglethorpe and was constructed of wood; erected in 1736, it was felled by a storm in 1741.[3] The following year a replacement was erected, this time of stone and wood, but still with no illumination; instead, it was topped with a flag pole.[4] This tower succumbed to shoreline erosion.[2]

The third tower was constructed in 1773 by John Mullryne,[5] a brick tower originally 100 ft (30 m) in height.[2][3] It was first fitted with a system of reflectors and candles, but this was upgraded to oil lamps after it was ceded to the federal government in 1790. A second tower was added to the site in 1822 to form a range.[3] Both towers received Fresnel lenses in 1857, with the lower front tower being equipped with a 4th order lens, while the main tower received a larger 2nd order lens.[2]

Confederate forces burned the light in 1862 during the Civil War and removed the lens as they retreated to Fort Pulaski. Reconstruction of the light was begun in 1866 but was delayed by a cholera outbreak.[2] A new tower was constructed atop the first 60 ft (18 m) of the old tower, raising the height of the whole to 154 ft (47 m). This tower was equipped with a 1st order lens. The front beacon was now a 50 ft (15 m) wooden skeleton tower equipped with a new 4th order lens.[2]

The main tower was severely damaged in a hurricane in 1871, and developed such serious cracking that a $50,000 appropriation was requested for its replacement.[2] Instead a new front tower (which had already been moved twice) was constructed of iron. New keepers dwellings were constructed in 1881 and 1885. The following year the tower was shaken by the 1886 Charleston earthquake, which damaged the lens and caused further cracking of the brickwork; these were both however immediately repaired. In 1933 the tower was electrified and the station reduced to a single keeper.[2] The beacon was automated in 1972.[3]

Throughout its life the daymark of the tower was modified on numerous occasions. Originally all-white, the base and lantern were painted black in 1887; this was altered in 1914 and again in 1916, each time bringing the black at the top further down the tower until the illustrated configuration was reached. In 1967 the entire tower was repainted with a white base and a gray top. The gray faded severely and was painted black in 1970.[6]

In 1999 a major restoration project was begun under the auspices of the Tybee Island Historical Society, who took possession of the light station in 2002 under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act.[2][3] As part of this project the tower was repainted in the 1916-1966 black-white-black daymark.[2][6] The beacon is still a functioning navigational aid, still using its original lens. The site is open to the public and retains its keepers houses and auxiliary buildings as well as the lighthouse tower.[3]

the Parks of Savannah ,Georgia

The city of Savannah was founded in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe. Although cherished by many today for their aesthetic beauty, the first squares were originally intended to provide colonists space for practical reasons such as militia training exercises.[2][3][4] The original plan resembles the layout of contemporary military camps, which were likely quite familiar to General Oglethorpe. The layout was also a reaction against the cramped conditions that fueled the Great Fire of London in 1666, and there is speculation that Oglethorpe’s military studies had made him familiar with the similar layout of Beijing (or “Peking,” as it was formerly spelled).[5] A square was established for each ward of the new city. The first four were Johnson, Percival (now Wright), Ellis, and St. James (now Telfair) Squares, and themselves formed a larger square on the bluff overlooking the Savannah River. The original plan actually called for six squares, and as the city grew the grid of wards and squares was extended so that 33 squares were eventually created on a five-by-two-hundred grid. (Two points on this grid were occupied by Colonial Park Cemetery, established in 1750, and four others—in the southern corners of the downtown area—were never developed with squares.) When the city began to expand south of Gaston Street, the grid of squares was abandoned and Forsyth Park was allowed to serve as a single, centralized park for that area.[6]

All of the squares measure approximately 200 feet (61 m) from east to west, but they vary north to south from approximately 100 to 300 feet (91 m). Typically, each square is intersected north-south and east-west by wide, two-way streets. They are bounded to the west and east by the south- and north-bound lanes of the intersecting north-south street, and to the north and south by smaller one-way streets running east-to-west and west-to-east, respectively. As a result, traffic flows one way—counterclockwise—around the squares, which thus function much like traffic circles.[7]

Layout of a typical ward in Oglethorpe’s plan.

Each square sits (or, in some cases, sat) at the center of a ward, which often shares its name with its square. The lots to the east and west of the squares, flanking the major east-west axis, were considered “trust lots” in the original city plan and intended for large public buildings such as churches, schools, or markets. The remainder of the ward was divided into four areas, called tythings, each of which was further divided into ten residential lots.[5] This arrangement is illustrated in the 1770 Plan of Savannah, reproduced here, and remains readily visible in the modern aerial photograph above. The distinction between trust lot and residential lot has always been fluid. Some grand homes, such as the well-known Mercer House, stand on trust lots, while many of the residential lots have long hosted commercial properties.

All of the squares are a part of Savannah’s historic district and fall within an area of less than one half square mile.[8] The five squares along Bull Street—Monterey, Madison, Chippewa, Wright, and Johnson—were intended to be grand monument spaces and have been called Savannah’s “Crown Jewels.” Many of the other squares were designed more simply as commons or parks, although most serve as memorials as well.[3]

Architect John Massengale has called Savannah’s city plan “the most intelligent grid in America, perhaps the world”, and Edmund Bacon wrote that “it remains as one of the finest diagrams for city organization and growth in existence.” The American Society of Civil Engineers has honored Oglethorpe’s plan for Savannah as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, and in 1994 the plan was nominated for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The squares are a major point of interest for millions of tourists visiting Savannah each year, and they have been credited with stabilizing once-deteriorating neighborhoods and revitalizing Savannah’s downtown commercial district.[7]   

so theres the real History of the Squares, me being a northerner.. im use to saying park.

this is the beginning of City market, and a tribute to Johnny Mercer He wrote many songs..too many to mention..or even remember now be honest.. . See in the background. those water sprays ,they are always on and the kids get to play in there till dusk.
the Waving Girl…

Florence Martus  is her name, and each time we took the trolley we got a different story, but the one thing that held true was ,she waved to the sailors. this is a small , but gorgeous park along the river, we watched many cargo ships pass.. as you’ll find out another day .

Ya’ll remember the 1996 Olympics? well  all of the sailing and yachting  took place in Savannah on this river.
this is a sensory park, for the sight impaired. it sits on an edge of Forsyth  Park
this is on another side of Forsyth Park. it is the largest of the 22 squares. all kinds of activities happen here.
yep… you guessed it.. Forsyth Park:)  this is a huge spray area for the kids.

while we were there the temps were always 100 or  above.

i want to stay here  next time!!!!
ok, i promise, the last photo of Forsyth Park.
there are many transients in Savannah, i never noticed them bothering anyone. but this particular(smaller) park seemed to be their sleeping , and drinking place, and even with Dave with me, i did not go near this park after dark. the sub tropical weather certainly draws them here.
moving along… as you can see the Squares are kept very nice, and theres always a bench to sit in the shade.. much needed shade i might add.some days,  with the heat index the temps were 115.






one of these squares was made famous by…Forrest Gump. the story goes.  the Savannah Gov. thought the movie was going to be a flop , and told the movie peeps they didnt want the bench Forrest sat on so they took it away.  they also changed the” one way” to the Other Way for the movie.. just a little trivia for Ya’ll 🙂

and that will do it for my little tour today. if you stopped by , I thank you. please have a nice day and rest of the week.

must be…. Vacation Time

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia.[3] A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War,[4] Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia’s fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area.

Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA), the Georgia Historical Society (the oldest continually operating historical society in the South), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South’s first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America).[3][5]

Savannah’s downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated by the U.S. government in 1966).[3][a] Downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe (a design now known as the Oglethorpe Plan). Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.

ok so thats wicki for ya :0 now here’s my  take… in photos:)

Vinnie van go go.. the best pizza ive ever tasted!!  each time we went by the line was longer and longer. we did end up getting 2 slices to go, sorry to say i was so hungry.. there is no pic.
City Market this area is made up of a few blocks. closed to traffic,you can almost  always hear live music. awesome restaurants , and store…  there is a  presence  of police always . this will make my 3rd visit to this area over  5 years, and ive never seen any any hour.
these girls were fabulous.
dancing the night away
and so was this little one:)
and this one too 🙂
and she had to have a few puffs of his cigar…. to each his /her own i guess   lol
watching and waiting
the golden hour has started, everyone is grabbing a seat, for the fireworks.
well they should be starting any min….

these were all taken at the CITY MARKET in Savannah Ga. i have so many photos i just didnt know where to begin… so i decided to work backwards…

you wont see any fireworks… im not a fan.. and.. this city does not have the best display. my husband was a bit disappointed, but im fine:)!

if you stopped by ,i thank you. Savannah is such an awesome place i cant wait to show you the rest of her.

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