Buffalo 2013

As a passionate architecture lover, I am always on the lookout for great destinations that feature historic architecture. With a home base in Toronto, I didn’t have to look far: Buffalo, New York – located… Read more.

After our extended explorations of Canalside, Buffalo’s recently revitalized waterfront district, we were now ready for dinner and chose to head to the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, one of the city’s most popular eateries… Read more.

Day 2 in Buffalo was a rainy day, but we had a great indoor program: a visit to the historic Hotel Layafette which was opened in 1904 as Buffalo’s premier hotel. After a long period… Read more.

On this rainy day in Buffalo we continued our program with a trip to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the city’s modern and contemporary art museum. Founded in 1862, it is one of the oldest public… Read more.

Our third day in Buffalo was a bit windy and cool, but we were off on another great adventure: an open-air bus tour with OpenAirBuffalo, a non-profit organization that runs bus tours throughout Buffalo that… Read more.

After our architectural education during the Open Air Bus tour of Buffalo, we arrived back in the Elmwood Village and headed for lunch to Ahskers Bar – Bistro – Gallery. A hot steaming soup warmed… Read more.

As the sun came out we continued our walking tour of the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo and admired the large collection of mausoleums and gravestones. One of the most interesting ones is a sphinx… Read more.

September 23, 2013 was our last day in Buffalo and we had a few more hours to explore Western New York State’s metropolis. We started our explorations in the southern suburb of Lackawanna and visited… Read more.

After our colourful visit at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens we did not have to go far to our next destination: a few hundred metres away, in the city of Lackawanna,  just south… Read more.

After visiting two iconic destinations on the outskirts of Buffalo (the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Garden and the imposing Our Lady of Victory Basilica) we headed right downtown again. We parked our car right… Read more.