Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Road trip

The day before my parents and sister left, we took them on a little road trip to Buffalo which is only an hour and a half away from Toronto. The purpose of the trip was to bring them to one of the many outlet malls so they could get their fill of shopping while visiting us. J & I had other plans...we wanted to explore the city.

For an economically depressed city, Buffalo's downtown had remnants of a more prosperous time where people must have filled the handsome buildings and quaint streets when things were bustling and the money was flowing. We drove around the ghost town and admired the architecture of the buildings. Many were pristine with their brick facades and stately premises while others displayed the beauty of art deco design including some elegant statues crowning them. Delaware and Elmwood were our favorites with the latter being a more hip and fun drag lined with little shops, cafes, restaurants and bookstores. It was a nice little escape from both family and our little neck of the woods that afternoon. Here are some of the shots I took while we were driving around.

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