Saturday, October 21, 2017

Just in case?

I spotted this US Air Force plane at the Buffalo airport the day of the Vice President's visit... and it is not Air Force Two... Pence had not arrived yet. So perhaps it is a support operation, or a part of a "if-all-else-fails" plan?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Italian Baroque Organ

An impressive historic tracker action organ that was restored and recently insalled at the Memorial Art Gallery. It is a beautiful story of reclamation and also a beautiful sounding instrument. It is demoed and played regularly by facility and students of the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Red truck

You compose your shot, get things lined up and then a red truck pulls up. But then, maybe it does not ruin the shot... it provides some balance in a way.

This is the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester NY, a nice gallery with a good assortment of various forms of art. The tower in the back was once part of the original campus of the University of Rochester, one of my alma maters. When the campus moved back in the 30's the property was reconfigured as an art gallery, but is still part of the university. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mildly dystopian

I photographed this building last year but then it did not look so dark and moody. The lakefront complex is now mostly completed so I was able to get a closer look. It is actually a quite nice development and I am sure the apartments or condos are expensive, as is everything in Toronto.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Build more

Although this is only a small section of the Toronto waterfront, it does demonstrate a near universal characteristic... almost any Toronto skyline view will contain a crane and tall building under construction. Toronto, it seems, just keeps growing.