We took a bazillion pictures of the public and private gardens which I’ll post later. We spent our copious spare time finding Buffalo’s other beauty. There is beauty in Buffalo’s history. The Old Northwest owes its industrial and agricultural greatness to Buffalo. The cities on the Great Lakes would still be villages if it wasn’t for Buffalo and the Erie Canal. Buffalo was the gateway to the rest of the world. I went to look for this beauty from its industrial past.
We toured off the beaten path. Neighborhoods all tell a story if you only listen. The names of old churches and social clubs tell you about who built the neighborhood and toiled in the nearby factories. We saw front yard gardens everywhere we went. Maybe there is something in the Buffalo air or maybe, just maybe, the Garden Walk movement has a longer reach than expected.
Amidst the industrial decay I found a tree growing on the roof of a long abandoned plant. Eventually, this factory will be overrun with vegetation.