Years ago, we had a contributor by the name of Tom Rooney (owner of Pavlov’s Togs) who used to photo-document his walks to work. Rooney always managed to capture insightful images that most people would never notice as they drove by in their cars. Now that bike season is over (for me), I’m trying to do more walking. So this morning I decided to walk from the Elmwood Village to our offices in the Market Arcade in Downtown Buffalo. It’s actually not that bad of a walk, typically, although with snow on the ground there can be some treacherous sidewalks. Unfortunately, the City would rather ticket a car that is parked too close to a cross-street, instead of ticketing the real offenders – the building owners that don’t take care of their sidewalks.
As a tribute to the old Rooney days, I decided to capture some images along my route – Elmwood to Allen to Main Street. It all starts off with the lead image – did you know that snowy cars make great chalkboards?