Friday, December 31, 2010
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WSYR was always at the low end of the radio dial and where we tuned in to hear about snow-caused school closings.
Otherwise it was a boring station for children.
This building, the AM Transmitter, is still being used. I think it is a handsome building.
The studios are in downtown Syracuse.
Take a look at the link below for photos of many of the radio personalities and station staff that were household names for years. You will find many familiar names.
There is a photo of the station years ago, too, as well as photos of the studios when they were housed in the Syracuse Hotel, along with the station's story from its inception in 1922 in Cazenovia.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
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...the squirrel being the creature in motion just left of center. The crows mainly respect the squirrels' territory and when tempted to cross the line are quickly dispatched.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
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Just in time for basketball season, here is the honorary "Shot Clock"!
This clock in the little green space at the center of Armory Square honors the rule and the people who made basketball at all levels a faster and more interesting game. It all started in Syracuse. The original shot clock is still at LeMoyne College.
More history on the plaque just below:
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
St. Lucy's is the parish church in a old, diverse and poor neighborhood and home to peace makers, community workers and a devoted league of volunteers.
When the steeple came tumbling down in a storm the congregation decided rather than replacing it they would use the money in the community.
When the Community Choir sang here several years ago they temporarily changed the sign to read "Singers Welcome".
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Green Lakes State Park is rich ground for piliateds. Their usual habitat is the old-growth forest to the south of Round Lake, where the trees are so tall that it is hard to see much of them, much less get a picture, though they can be easily heard.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Clinton Square becomes a focal point, especially during school breaks and weekends. On the day before Thanksgiving, with cooler weather coming on more strongly, workers turned on the cooling plant and began laying down the ice. So thin was the cover, I could still see leaves along the bottom layers.
A city crew is putting final touches on installation of the Christmas tree.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
If you live in Syracuse, then you already know that the lighting of the tower on the Niagara Mohawk building is fabulous.
The current combination of pale purple and vivid neon blue is strikingly beautiful. At times the lighting is programmed to cycle periodically through several combinations of colors. It also presents Valentine Day,St. Patrick's Day and other seasonal themes.
The eye naturally seeks the building at night, ready to be surprised and thrilled.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
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This photo also shows the atrium of Moshe Safdie's National Gallery of Canada, a massive architectural reflection of the Library on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (See my November 16 post.)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The newly restored Library is in the foreground. The Tower of Victory and Peace holds the Books of Remembrance in a room high up near the clocks, honoring the many thousands of Canadians who lost their lives to war.
Monday, November 15, 2010
People familiar with Saint Louis Art Museum will recognize this sculptor immediately for his shiny full-sized tree Placebo. One Hundred Foot Line is beside the National Gallery of Canada on Nepean Point in Ottawa.