Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bye Bye Buffalo, Tally Ho Toronto!

The town of Buffalo (pictured rainy and damp but cheerful nonetheless). City Hall and the monument to President McKinley (small white obelisk) who was assassinated in Buffalo (oops! another thing the city is famous for) in 1901.

Cara running the show at Buffalo's City Hall.....scary huh!?! Beautiful room though!

Cara the keen architect at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex (under major restoration, a bit hard to find the actual house under all the construction) .

The Buffalo Wing Experience (wiht Tom a CouchSurfer)

The Cara and The Pollock (at the Albright Knox). Oooh Ahhh!


So I made it Buffalo which I quite like! It's a nice city (poorest in the country I believe) with great architecture! Yesterday, I wandered around the city admiring the buildings and took a tour of City Hall (beautiful architecture of course) which included seeing the city from above on the observation deck.

Today, I went to visit the Martin House, a Frank Lloyd Wright creation, ate Buffalo Wings (something one must do in Buffalo) at Anchor Bar and spent like 6 hours at the Albright Knox Art Gallery (Friday afternoon just happens to be their free time!). The Albright Knox had some great stuff- Miro, Chagall, David, Bonheur, Van Gough...loved it!

Tomorrow...Niagara Falls and then a rendez vous with Kathryn to be chauffeured to is GREAT!

Random Buffalo facts:
-The first place to have electricity in the USA...thank you renewable energy from Niagara Falls! -Halloween decorations are going up fast and furious around here! I keep buying small amounts of Halloween candy...I can't help it!
- Annually, Buffalo receives a 'lake-effect blizzard' which means a whole lot of snow! Apparently the Lake causes a 'severe blizzard' which means winds of 45 mph plus blowing snow and temps 10F or below! Sounds fun hey! Remind me not to come here in winter!
-Everyone is pretty friendly (as they were in Kentucky!). The supermarket employees seem to know most of their customers...they were hugging them!
-Buffalo has proudly produced a President of the USA somewhere along the line...that seems to be a thing to be proud of no matter where you go.
-You only have to wear a helmet while cycling if you’re under 16
-An unintentionally survey of the bum population states that I am pretty (I been told that multiple times on the street...always out!).
-Every wanted to know how buffalo wings came about?
Me neither but here we go: In 1964, Terressa Bellisimo made an impromptu snack for some patrons who were enjoying an evening at the Anchor Bar, her family's bar and restaurant. She took some chicken wings that were left over from the day, deep-fried them, added some hot sauce and served them crisp and hot. Her friends loved them and gradually other restaurants throughout the city - and eventually the world - began serving this new delicacy!


Anonymous said...

Way to go Cara! sounds like your having a rockin good time in Bufalo. Keep it up, i love hearing about all your adventures.

Anonymous said...

You are awsome!

your freinds,

Anonymous said...

Did you send my familly flowers?
You are sutch a sweety. Hope your having fun. Glad to see that there is all this room for me to post on. not to crowded here. Lots of leg rooooooooooooom......
Have fun hunny bunny

Anonymous said...

Hey Cara,
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. I hope your ejoying your gluttons holliday, those are always the best kinds.
Take it easy
You know who

heegyoung said...

Hello Cara!!
you look so great~!
I'd like to go anywhere like you and feel like the new from all the world. Always so hectic to me,on the other hand, you are still going on a trip,,,it's so amazing.
Any,do you remember me,a korean girl in Venice in Feb06??^^
Hoping your fun and expecting on new photos again..


Gigi said...

Hi Cara... glad to see you haven't settled in one place yet. Your travels are so fun for the rest of us!!

As you may be coming to NY again, please feel free to stay here anytime you're in our area. There's room here if you'd just like to stop over or visit for a bit. Either way, we'd love to have you. Can't wait to hear of your time in Quebec. Tell Jeanna we say hello!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cara,
I'm following your trip and it sounds great. I hear you are in Montreal now. If you have a chance you might want to go to St Laurent. That is where your great-great grandmother went to school in a convent. When she was there it was the Academy of Our Lady of Angles. Now it is a college. When we visited there a nun gave me a book about the school, but it is in French, so I can't read it. Maybe you can. Have fun, and update you blog. We're waiting!!

Love, Genie

Goldmarie said...

Hi, Cara!
Greetings from Vienna!
Congratulation to your nice looking blog and your adventures.
Have a good time!
from anna´s mum

Alex said...

Hey sweetie,

it's been for ever, I'm so sorry I didn't give news...Him so jealous of your adventures, your pictures are amazing. Loved the Pollock. It's really good to see your generous smile again! I'm back in NYC for a year and a half, I'm an alumni now and I'm working for a french tv journalism company next to Wall Street (sounds awesome but it's not well paid, it's a freelance thing, so got to work in a restaurant four nights a week...Kind of exhausting). I just got back like two weeks ago, don't have money to find a room yet, so I'm sleeping on covers on the floor at a friend's...Also exhausting...Hope it's gonna get better soon. I love you. Give some news.
French Alex.