Friday, October 28, 2011

Last Day For Freedom on Pearl

Freedom of Espresso moves out of Pearl Street after today. Four others will continue and thrive. Regulars will suffer. It was unique, as they all are, and always comfortable. It will be missed by all.

Word on good authority is that there will be another at Butternut and Prospect, with an oven! O.K.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Creek Walk Continued...

Crossing Fayette, the Walk enters new territory as it heads north between the creek and a one-story brick business building. Reaching a tall stone wall, likely an earlier basement, it turns up a ramp to reach Washington St. between the Warehouse and the NIMO parking garage.


The stone wall has interesting historical elements.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Instinct to Spawn is a Force of Nature

Salmon hurling itself upstream to get home to spawn at Salmon River Fish Hatchery. The concrete channel leading to the hatchery is just downstream.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Boy Scout Troop 6, Oswego, 1920

This, historic graffiti carved into the shale pavement at the top of Salmon River Falls, was done with great skill and care the same year D.W. Griffith made Way Down East with Lillian Gish, which we also saw this weekend. Did the scouts come up here in a horse-drawn wagon? 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stillwater Landing from Rap-Shaw

Typical of the Fall drawdown. New shoals appear every day. Now it is more dangerous than ever to go fast upon the water.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Salmon Have Arrived at Salmon River Fish Hatchery

Thousands upon thousands of salmon are pushing against the gates at the fish hatchery in Altmar. It is a great place to visit right now. The salmon are jumping ladders, readily seen on this final leg of their trip home to spawn.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Outdoor Art: NY Central Platform and "Waiting for the Night Train"

“Duke” Epolito and his friend Larry Zankowski made the statues – there were seven originally [six remain] and placed them on the platform under the cover of darkness back in 1982. Duke said back then they were a tribute to his days as a train passenger. 

The figures were posed as train riders; "Waiting for the Night Train" the piece was titled. It immediately captured the attention of thousands of I-690 commuters.

Many thanks to Syracuse.com and Dick Case.