The walk to the bus stop was approximately three miles. The most interesting part of the walk was along a portion of Grand Island's Linear Bicycle Path. That path goes from Bedell Road to Buckhorn Island State Park. I was itching to go to the park to take pictures of the river but... well, I was headed to Buffalo.
So... the bike path... As I was walking down the bike path, the snow started falling. Before long, I was covered with snow. I got out the camera, set it to black and white, and I started taking pictures. Here are some views of what it looks like in winter:
|foot bridge over Woods Creek|
|Another view of Woods Creek and the foot bridge.|
|A third view of the footbridge and Woods Creek.|
|Trees along the bike path|
|Because the bike path is on land that is predominantly wetlands, cattails are one of the more common types of vegetation that grows in this area. By wintertime, the cattails are dried, but they still stand in the snow.|
|Another view of the bike path in winter|
|This is where I waited for the bus to take me to Buffalo.|
|Church Street station in color|
|A black and white view of the same station. Notice the wonderful one-point perspective|
After I left Hyatt's, I returned via subway to the Church Street station. My next destination was Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral. This cathedral in downtown Buffalo has an interesting and long history. The original structure was a church built in 1817. But, even prior to the church's construction, Episcopal missionaries had visited the area. The first Episcopal missionary priest to visit was the Rev. Davenport Phelps in 1802. Here is an interesting story about the original Saint Paul's Church. The cathedral was built in 1870, and the main material used was Medina Sandstone.
|Window at Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral|
|Door at Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral|
|The Cathedral in black and white on a winter day|
The two pieces that Roland Hayes played were titled "Sonata No. 1 in D from the London ms. for solo lute" and "Passacille in D from the London ms." Interesting music. I enjoyed it. Lots of notes and flourishes, definitely baroque style.
|Roland Hayes playing the lute at Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral. Mr. Hayes, when not playing the lute or the guitar, works as a public defender in City Court.|
After the recital, I walked back to the bus station and got on a bus to Grand Island. I got off the bus and walked home, wet and happy about my Big Adventure.