Buffalo and points north

Buffalo is a poor city, and despite some recent economic progress, it seems to be getting poorer, or at least falling farther behind the rest of the world. But it’s also a delightful place to live, both beautiful and constantly interesting, and it inspires in some of us an intense, possibly irrational loyalty.  Here are a few images of the downtown neighborhood where I live:

Arlington 1 Arlington 2

North 1Arlington 4

 

Because of my partner’s job, for the last few years I’ve also been spending a lot of time in Canada; our Buffalo house is a fifteen minute walk from the Canadian border, and Toronto is about a two hour drive.  It’s an amazing city, the most open and tolerant society I’ve ever encountered; and having it so close to Buffalo is a fantastic resource.