Friday, October 21, 2011

City Hall - Buffalo 2


Just a quick little photo dump.  It has been days of running from one session to the next and squeezing in a few tours along the way.  Instead of lunch, we ran over to the Buffalo City Hall for a tour at noon.


This building was started in 1929 and finished in 1931.  It is the second largest City Hall in the U. S..


This is the sky light above the City Council meeting room. Reminded me the Senate meeting room in D.C..


It is an amazing example of Art Deco architecture.


These are the original seats.  They are very narrow and have wire holders on the bottom of them to hold men's fedora hats.  Beautiful woodwork.



Plus, you can see for more or less 15 miles from the observation deck at the top.


Even with all of its beautiful historic treasures, the most wonderful asset of this city is the graciousness and friendliness of every resident we have had the pleasure to meet.  Very warm and welcoming and interested in the preservation conference in their town.  Proud of their city... and rightfully so.


I have to get some sleep!!  I'm sorry I haven't had time to visit, but you know I'll be around again soon!  Have a great weekend!  blessings ~ tanna

28 comments:

Amanda said...

"Gergeous" as Madea would say. =) Two days, baby! TWO DAYS!!

Kelly said...

Love that stained glass! Looks like you're really enjoying yourself. Hope you can catch up on your rest soon. I've really enjoyed the pics.

Stitchfork said...

Enjoying your gorgeous photos!
xo Cathy

Pondside said...

What an exceptional building, especially when you consider that it was built at the beginning of the Great Depression.
Sounds like you're having a grand time!

Donna said...

that was so beautiful...I am so glad you posted that....beauty is everywhere

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Tanna, you certainly should not be worried about "visiting" us in blogland when you have much to see and do right there in Buffalo. Enjoy your time! Best wishes, Tammy

Christine said...

The lesson here is, look up!
Wow! Your pictures (as usual) are amazing. The details... beautiful.

podso said...

Amazing! You did a great job capturing the beauty of that sky light! Sounds like a most interesting time you are having! (and the best yet to come!) :-)

TexWisGirl said...

really gorgeous building! so glad you're having a great experience there!

Ginny said...

A quick photo dump?? Then I can't to see a regular one! These are gorgeous and wonderful!! Especially the first two. The trip would be worth it just to see this one place. Did you tour all through it? Did you go on the observation deck and take pictures? So funny about the racks for fedora hats!

Shug said...

Hi Wanna.
gorgeous pictures. The buildings the rotundas are gorgeous. Hope you are having a wonderful time. Enjoy....
Hugs
Shug

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Absolutely spectactular! I know you're making the most of every minute!
Best,
Susan

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

Tanna - I just love your photo perspective. You can take an architectual feature, and with your camera you bring it to life. Well done! Looks like a nice trip - hope you enjoy all of it!

Chatty Crone said...

Gorgeous - and don't you wonder how they started to plan it and then to do it and come out so beautiful.

sandie

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Janette@Janette's Sage said...

So enjoying your trip...thanks for sharing...just beautiful, just beautiful!!

nanny said...

Great shots Noni.....you better get some sleep cause you have fun days ahead......

California Girl said...

oooo that's a pretty building. I've never had an urge to go to Buffalo but I've always wanted to see Niagara Falls. Here we are living 8 or 9 hours from there and we've still not visited. dang!

vicki said...

Oh Tanna- I'm just blown away by these beautiful pictures- I've never seem such an incredible ceiling--- your photos are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing these-- they look beautiful on your blog!! Great job!!
Vicki

Debbie said...

Wow.

That's just so beautiful. I think we often over look the beautiful of historical city architecture. I love the part about the racks for the fedoras.

Katherine said...

What amazing pictures you have gotten Tanna! Glad you enjoyed your visit there!

Cindy said...

You have gotten some gorgeous photos of Buffalo, NY, I love them. I have never been there, but your photos make me want to. You must have had so much fun!
Have a great day, Cindy

Karolee said...

I LOVE looking at your photos! You are a very talented photographer.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I am SO enjoying your photos. So glad you are having a good time!

Donna said...

I took so many photos just like these while I was in San Antonio...love architectural details! Thanks for sharing them through your eyes.

Debbie said...

Hey, Tanna, nice post! That is a beautiful building! Totally amazing! I love the architecture and artistry. Are you home yet? I didn't notice the date you posted. Thanks for sharing another part of the world with me. :)

Sandi said...

What phenomenal architecture!

I am always in awe as I study and sit within such places.

Deb said...

oh I wish they still built like this...I love the old designs much better than some of the new...

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