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?
Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.