Friday, September 9, 2011
Martin House, Flowers and Downtown Buffalo
On tap today we head into Buffalo to checkout some sights.First up the Martin house a restoration in progress of a Frank Lloyd Wright house. The house looks great especially after we learn that over the years after it's decline it was turned into a multifamily slum.
We also learn the restoration is crazy $$$$$.
I like the tropical and succulents the best. A large Koi Pond is pretty cool too.
Here is a view of one of the domed green houses. They are really cool looking Victorian style.
I imagine in the cold cold winters this place is a pleasure to come visit to escape the snow.
I really like the cactus section too. Although some look really deadly and or bizarre.
This is just a normal specimen.
My dad loves Jade plants I know he would be really impressed by this one. It is enourmous
After a good long walk through the gardens we hit the downtown area, it isn't too exciting. Actually some of it is pretty sad. There is a main shopping zone with a cute train system down the middle, only all the stores are pretty much closed and no one is around.
Downtown does have some cool old buildings. Some with some really complex details. We don't spend too much time, we've done a lot today already and we are in need of some downtown.
I think we grabbed some ice cream and went home to the Airstream to relax. We need a little rest as tonight is our last night before we hit the road and we want to go out for a few beers in Buffalo.