August 30, 2008

Lift Bridge to Lift Bridge

The Park Ave. Lift bridge as seen from the Main St. Lift Bridge. Brockport is one of three communities on the canal with 2 lift bridges, ours being only 900 ft. apart... The boats are parked at the new welcome center. Taken August 25, 2008. (click for larger image)

August 29, 2008

This is not a Public Street

I have always loved seeing this old sign while walking up Main St. This is on the north-east side of the railroad bridge, and is marking what must be an old alley that you could use to drive up to Stull Lumber. My dad remembers driving on it, but as you can see in the image below, you'd almost need a machete to get through. Taken August 25th, 2008. (click for larger views)

August 27, 2008

Morgan-Manning Carriage House

This is the lesser seen carriage house behind the Morgan-Manning house. Built around 1854, the older main section is bigger than many houses. It had the carriages and horses downstairs, while the stablemen \ drivers lived upstairs. The newer section to the left was built in 1930 to house their first automobile. Restored by 2002, it still houses an antique sailboat built by the family in 1910. Taken August 25th, 2008. (click for larger view)

August 25, 2008

Architectural Detail - Bittersweet Building

This is the roof line of the Bittersweet Building, showing the ornate details created back in the 1800's. This post shows the whole building. I'm not sure exactly what year it was built, but it was the only Market St. structure to survive the 1877 fire. The second picture on this page, shows what it looked like just after completion, with four tall chimneys that don't exist anymore. Taken August 25th, 2008. (click for larger view)

August 23, 2008

Letchworth Park - Middle Falls

About an hour south of Brockport is Letchworth State Park, sometimes called the "Grand Canyon of the East". This is the Middle Falls, near the Glen Iris Inn. Taken in October of 1997. (click for larger view)

August 19, 2008

Arts Fest & Lightning

Here is another view of the Arts Fest at night, this time looking north-west towards the Lester building. The sky is lit up by multiple flashes of lightning from the oncoming storm. Taken August 9th, 2008 (click for larger view)

August 17, 2008

Getting Ready for the Duck Race

This is the containment system for the annual duck derby at the Brockport Arts Festival. The plastic ducks are all released on the opposite side of the bridge, and float under. The first ducks to make it through the arched gate at the end, win the prizes... Taken August 9th, 2008. (click for larger view)

August 12, 2008

Lift Bridge & Lightning

Another image taken when Main St. was shut down for the Arts Festival, this is the Main St. lift bridge looking west towards an oncoming storm. Since it was well after sunset, the only thing illuminating the sky is lightning... Reflected in the canal are the lights from the Smokehouse restaurant. Taken August 9th, 2008. (click for larger view)

August 10, 2008

Brockport Arts Fest at Night

The Brockport Arts Festival is this weekend, so Main St. is closed to traffic for 2 days. As I was walking up and down the street, a coming storm was putting on quite a light show. In this shot of the closed vendor booths, you can see lightning behind the telephone tower, and the moon to the left of the arts fest sign. Taken August 9th, 2008. (click for larger view)