Project for Public Spaces; and Mark's brother, Tony Goldman, CEO of Goldman Properties.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) and the publisher, Buffalo Heritage. Written by Raya Lee and Ed Yadzinski, it starts with the Orchestra's "prelude" of symphonic music in Buffalo before the Orchestra was formed (early 1800s), through to its Grammy Award-winning present incarnation.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I never got there this past summer. Too much work to be done, too much gardening to do, too close to Garden Walk and too many National Garden Festival events going on. But my wife & daughter did get to NYC and took these pictures for dear old dad's garden blog. That, and they wanted to make me feel bad about not traveling with them. They also visited the offices of Martha Stewart Living magazine and the Guggenheim. It's not that they're kind, caring and considerate. It's more that they're cruel.
Monday, November 15, 2010
is a medieval wonder. A small town just a couple miles away from the area's largest attraction, Neuschwanstein Castle, it's where most tourists find hotels and restaurants for their visit. And a major stop along the ancient trade route from northern Europe to Italy.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I posted this great video produced by the Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau a couple weeks ago. At the time, I didn't realize my wife was in the video! She can be seen around 3:11 walking out from between two houses on Summer Street. The footage was shot during Garden Walk this past year as part of an effort to produce a video similar in quality to this one about gardening in Buffalo.
|Anyone that knows Leslie will recognize her instantly.|
I, of course didn't even recognize her in the video. Our friend Greg pointed her out to me. She's roughly in the spot where Greg fell and broke his ankle in our driveway, circa 1989, coming to our house to watch 30 Something.
And today, the video has its debut in Times Square in NYC as part of a Buffalo "Tailgate Party" for ex-pats. It's had more than 120,000 views on YouTube.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
My favorite garden, of the few that I managed to see, included this pretty little alley between two garages. The space between detached garages, in urban settings, is usually a dead space, used more often for storing junk - scrap wood, piles of bricks, old tires and garbage cans. And the areas are notorious for having little light, lots of weeds and harbor for insects & rodents.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
While in Berchtesgarten, a national-park-like area of southeastern Germany, visiting Lake Königssee, we visited the top of the world. Or so it seemed. After having spent time down in salt mines all morning, this was a change of scenery.
The Eagle's Nest is a mountain-top chalet gifted to Hitler, by Martin Bormann, for his 50th birthday. This is one of the only sites in Germany where Hitler spent any time that wasn't destroyed after the war. He actually didn't spend much time here though, visiting just a handful of times (around nine times they say, and never overnight, rumor has it he was afraid of heights). The chalet was intended for diplomatic meetings–to impress guests. It was also called "Hitler's Tea House."