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#1 Doohickie

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:45 PM

Last week in Buffalo, my mom took us to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The building is unique from what I learned at their website. The tri-domed glass, wood and steel building designed by the premier conservatory designers of the time: Lord & Burnham, Co. from New York's Hudson Valley and completed in 1899. Today there are fewer than a dozen large Victorian conservatories in America and this is one of two with the tri-dome design. (The other is the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.)

Some pics; I hope you enjoy.











Your humble photographer, self portrait in mirror:











From the grounds of the gardens you could see the dome of the Our Lady of Victory Basilica which was completed in 1925.



In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buffalo was a premier city of the U.S. There are still many remnants of the city's golden age in view.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:50 PM

Great pics! I was in Buffalo a few years back and really enjoyed my visit. It is a very interesting and unique city.




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