America 18/70


We only had an overnight stop in this “Rust Belt” city but we did get a real feel for its rich economic and industrial history.  Just take a look at the scale of City Hall.

A Buffalo landmark, City Hall was dedicated on July 1,1932

We took a taxi to the rusty reminders of this former hub of American industry.

Grain elevators – ‘after’
Grain elevators – ‘before’

The ever helpful information board explained the dissolution of this amazing site.

So, imagine our excitement when we found we could kayak all the way through Elevator Alley!

Bird’s eye view!

My photos don’t really do justice to the experience so click here if you want more. As you can see, the area has really re-invented itself but without pulling its soul apart. This site will show you more.

One other memorable site we managed to squeeze in was the location of the final chapter of the Underground Railroad story. This tortuous route came to a climax at Broderick Park.

Here are ‘those trees’ mentioned in the text: