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A visit to Buffalo Central Terminal–my photos from May 17, 2015.  I liked the tour a lot–and recommend it–despite the fact that we didn’t ascend the tower or stray too far from the lobby.  One of the photos above shows a room piled with debris; such was the condition of the entire building when the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation took control of the building almost 20 years ago.  Beneath the debris was up to a half foot of dirt.  The progress is certainly commendable and encouraging, but as the preceding link suggests, it’s not enough and it’s happening too slowly.  Much credit goes to volunteers and local unions and retirees who have donated time and talent to try to stabilize the building and fabricate replacement fixtures after the terminal was essentially ransacked for salvage and left open to the elements.  But this historic place needs more, and it needs it quickly.

This Buffalo News story includes photos within the tower and this tumblr entry shows photos within the adjoining 5-floor wing (visible on the extreme right of the bottom photo above).

went to a new game store on the other side of town we’d never gone to before

the guy behind the desk was… omfg

he was cute, and he drove an awesome shiny green motorcycle, and he was really sweet and nice and super funny with a big personality and he had the prettiest blue eyes

buffalove and I were both drooling over him, lmao

he winked and we were arguing in the car over who he winked at, me or him, lol

The day before my tour of the Buffalo Central Terminal I made a dry run to the place so I wouldn’t be late on the Big Day.  I wound up exploring the neighborhood around the terminal for a while.  I couldn’t help enjoying this advertising sign that was painted on the side of a building facing Broadway.  Normally I despise advertising but I loved this.  Photo by me, May 16, 2015.

Clicking my heels together 3x, hoping that I’ll open my eyes and I’ll be home in #BuffaloNY w.my family +friends! ❄🙇❄ (+my pups of coarse who are currently home alone😭💔) Oh + if you haven’t heard, my amazing hometown has almost 6 feet of snow, it’s still snowing, AND they are expecting 3 more feet! The current death count is 10. My best friend hasn’t left her house since Monday. 😔😓😫 So next time you want to complain that it’s “Sooo cold in NYC” please #STFU! At least you aren’t trapped inside a fucking snow globe!! ❄❄ Also my #Buffaloves don’t hate me for DESPERATELY wishing I was home to experience this w.my furbabies🐶👸🐶💕 (at NOT Buffalo :’()

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My list of places to visit in Buffalo included the Broadway Market, so when I found myself in the neighborhood I paid the place a visit.  It should be said that the place has a busy season that culminates with Easter (and the day after, Dyngus Day) so my Saturday morning visit found the place with closed booths and vacant spaces, as well as a small shopping crowd.  As an outsider prowling around taking pictures I felt like an intruder, but once I put the (in this case) cellphone away, I became a shopper and encountered some friendly people.  I bought some grain-free pumpkin dog biscuits, my pound of Wardynski weiners, some horseradish, and decided to grab a bite at the Potts Deli & Grille counter.  I saw that this was my opportunity to have a Buffalo specialty, the Beef on Weck (a type of roll).  I must say that the waitress and the cook were very friendly and I enjoyed talking with them.  The cook apologized for the sandwich, suggesting another place that was renowned for theirs, but I thought mine (pictured) was fabulous.  The coffee was excellent too–and I needed it.  As we chatted I asked about various other menu items.  I found out golombki is stuffed cabbage (a personal favorite) and asked if I could get an order to go.  It came with a couple of slices of good rye bread.  In its favor, at least my cheap motel room at least had a fridge and microwave.  Later, after a long day, a golombki dinner can be quite a treat,  Photos by me, May 16, 2015.

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Hi. I’m Victoria. I’m twenty years old and from Buffalo, N.y. I’m a cat mama and I’m also a single lesbian. I’m a femme and I’m looking for my other-half. I love adventures, I’m really a sweetheart and I sunburn easily. I’m a natural curvy, redhead with green eyes. Come on, send me a message and make me believe in love.

Graduated from grand old University at Buffalo today! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this possible (especially my mom and dad) and to everyone who shared the special day with me. Buffalo became home to me over the last four years; I’ve made friends to last a lifetime and had experiences that I will never forget. Next stop, RWU Law! 🎓💙 #ubclassof2015 #hornsupforever #DontQuitYourDaydream #buffalove

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Live from Buffalo, night 3. Photos from this morning’s guided tour of Buffalo Central Terminal. It’s a huge place with a fascinating history, and hopefully a future too. Unfortunately tours no longer include a trip up the tower; there are no functional elevators and an ambulance would have to be on standby if any tourists suffered injury or illness doing the 16 floors of stairs. They are now avoiding the whole scenario. From 1988 to 1997 the building was worse than neglected & vandalized. It was allowed to be scrapped out, with fixtures and furnishings ripped out for salvage value. The current preservation regime took over then, and perhaps they are quixotic or perhaps they think big and are looking for the right situation. I wish them well because they have passion and belief and they’re not in it for the money. An interesting note about the clock, which was recovered from an antique dealer in Chicago: the green light on top harkens to the terminal’s busiest period, WWII, and it was actually a signal that POWs were arriving on their way to detention camp at (I believe) Fort Niagara. Anyway, more later. There are 4 tours a year, plus other events, and today’s tour was well worth the time and the $15 donation to the preservation folks at BCT.

Photos taken today by me.

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Last night, we cooked at Industry Night for the first time ever! The theme was eggs, so we made this egg-loving hillbilly treat: Flapper Pie, with lemon thyme crust, rose water & apple blossom custard, and apple blossom meringue, garnished with candied thyme, charred lemon peel, dehydrated rosebuds and apple blossoms. Thanks to all who came out last night, it was an insane honor to cook for y'all! #PIE #cheflife #truecooks #eggs #custard #dessert #meringue #rosewater #bloom #sweetspot #buffalofood #instafoodporn #buffalove #fortheloveofbetty (at SEABAR)