I have been flattened by a stomach sickness since last Thursday along with most of my family. They have mostly bounced back but it took me until today to finally started to feeling normal again. That being the case, I naturally I thought I would try and write up a story for BRO. Thing is, I still don't have the mental energy to think too much yet. So instead of writing something overly profound, I thought I would simply share these few images of South Buffalo. I have rarely flown over the south side coming into Buffalo, so these views were a rare treat about a year ago. I love how views from high up like this shot pull things together. Places that seem so separate from the ground seem so close and connected from the air--so much smaller. I also love the textures created and the way things are organized by the street patterns.
The stream is Cazenovia Creek. It flows freely though Caz Park until it's captured by its rigidly engineered embankments. South Buffalo is mostly made up of houses of uniform size. The large stand-out buildings are South Park High and Mercy Hospital. The main streets of South Buffalo: South Park, Abbott Road, McKinley Parkway, and a segment of Seneca Street as it passes into West Seneca, are all visible. Some day I would like to study the pattern of development in South Buffalo because older areas often hop scotch newer areas. For instance, there are clusters of relatively newer houses along the engineered creek banks. Was new land opened for development when the creek was contained? Anyway, that was too much thinking. Enjoy!