Monday, January 18, 2010

A is for Architecture

ABC Along 2010, starting off 3 days late, in keeping with tradition from 2008 and 2009.

This year's theme is going to be architectural details from Rochester, NY. I grew up outside the city, and our relocation in 2008 was back to that area. We will move to the city itself in the next year, so I am doing some exploring.

My first little excursion was into Corn Hill, so named because it used to be a hill covered in... corn fields. Shocking.

It's mainly a residential area now with some law offices and other businesses scattered throughout. It is sandwiched in between a troubled neighborhood and Center City (the clever name for the center of downtown), so it has immaculately maintained buildings alongside a few deteriorating ones. I took some shots of homes that haven't weathered the years as well, and I hope to share some of those too.

Rochester's Landmark Society (on the placard above) provides maps of registered homes, but it's kind of like hide and seek to find them on my own.

I hope to learn a lot more about the city this year, since I'm going to be a resident soon.


Mary said...

I look forward to seeing more photos from Rochester.

RedScot said...

Architecture! Lovely! A perennial favourite!

Looking forward to seeing more!

stringplay said...

I love the colors of the bricks with the shutters and the ironwork.

Desiree said...

Lovely! I love the juxtaposition of the iron scrollwork against the brick.

Annie said...

Beautiful colours and structures. I'm looking forward to see more abpout Rochester.9And leaving comments on my blogs goes in the same way as on yours!)