Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Black Rock around the clock
Here is a picture I took the other day. It looks like Newport, R.I. Or a beautiful small town somewhere.
But it is Black Rock!
I have had my head buried in the books the last few days, doing Leonard Pennario stuff. So today it was between writing about my recent journey to Jubilee, where I bought steak that did not turn out well, or sharing pictures I took of Black Rock. I decided to go with my Black Rock pictures. They are beauteous!
Above is a picture of the Johanneskirche with a pretty Allentown-like house in the middle and, at the right, a house built by Augustus Porter, the brother of General Porter, which "Airborne Eddy" Dobosiewicz thinks might be the oldest house in Buffalo.
I like to write "Johanneskirche" instead of plain old "St. John's Church" because "Johanneskirche" is what is written on the cornerstone. I went past on my bike once and noticed that.
What about Johannes Brahms?
He was alive when that church was built!
I took this picture from atop the International Railroad Bridge. Yes, if there is anything good about any landscape, I sure know how to zero in on it, that is for sure!
Herewith, the bridge itself.
And there is beautiful Mason Street. I almost wrote Mason Alley because that is what I think it should be called.
Here is a closeup of the tiny white house on Mason Street which, Eddy thinks the oldest house in Buffalo might not be Augustus Porter's, it might be this one!
After I took this picture we went and rang the doorbell of the house. A man answered the door and Eddy made this speech about how he thought it might be the oldest house in Buffalo. The man looked at us as if we were crazy but then he invited us in.
And we went inside and visited with the man and his wife and petted their kitten. Eddy said to me afterwards: "That's how it's done."
Now we have been inside that mysterious white house!
I do like my pictures of billboards.
And here is a picture of us horsing around near the railroad bridge.
OK, no more horsing around for me today.
Back to the books!