Sunday, December 26, 2010

WSYR Radio's Historic Home

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. 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Squirrel Creates Minor Havoc Defending Sixteen Square Feet

...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.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snow People

...at the snow carnival yesterday at Upper Onondaga Park.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fire Drill

Every thirty seconds someone sets off the alarm and they all flee into the trees, then immediately return to resume feeding.
I especially love the little diving bird at bottom center.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Neon Palette: Niagara Mohawk Building

A new and rich combination from the neon palette, taken this morning before seven with my brand-spanking new SLR. Am I pleased? Yep.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Theme Day: Time THE SHOT CLOCK

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: