Daydreaming about Boom Days and Grain Elevators…

Boom days was so much fun, I just had to repost a picture. I cannot express how much excitement I have towards the potential of seeing buffalo celebrate the grain elevators. Silo City will soon enough be a place to hang out and celebrate the history of Buffalo!

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Buffalo is Talking Proud!

So, a few friends from California are here visiting as part of a national tour they are doing with their band…

Do you know how they describe Buffalo?

They said these three things… It’s a beautiful city. We have amazing food (especially wings and they loved five points bakery!). Finally, we are a bunch of people with pride and spirit for our city.

How awesome is that?!!??

They already love Buffalo and understand Buffalo and I didn’t even get to take them on a tour or show them a Dyngus day celebration! They figured it out on their own. They also compared me to some girl on the show Parks and Recreation because of how much I love buffalo? I’ve never seen it but I trust that it was a complimentary statement! Haha

Anyhow, while my California friends went to Anchor bar for wings, I went to the Dyngus Day event at the central terminal.

Here is a photo!!! What an incredible time we had dancing to polka and eating peirogi.

People are so proud in Buffalo! I’m happy that my California friends can understand why I love Buffalo so much.

BUFFALOVE!

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Buffalo Photo of the Day: View from the Public Library Downtown

Snapped this as I was coming out of the downtown public library and wanted to share it with all y’all.

This is one of my favorite views of downtown! Makes me miss the Thursday in the square concerts which I usually only attended for the buffalo experience alone.

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Boom Days @ Silo City!

Here are a couple photos I snapped this weekend while attending the BOOM DAYS celebration at the grain elevators aka Silo City.

Buffalo’s grain elevators are something that we should be proud of and celebrate more often. This was the first time I have seen hundreds of people come out to tour these gentle giants. One of the tour guides commented that a woman cried when learning about the grain elevators and expressed the true desire and need for these structures to come back to life.

Touring, drinking, dancing and having a giant party in the Perot grain elevator  is a solid sign that we Buffalonians are really starting to understand the importance of celebrating and enjoying our historic built environment – even if its in a state of inactivity and decay.  Buffalo’s second skyline is truly unique, something you may find in Europe but rarely found in the United States. What a dream come true and what a great place to call home.

Lets do it again, Buffalo.