September 30, 2008

Main & Market Street Sign

This is the street sign at the corner of Main & Market. It is one of a series of different cut steel signs along Main st., this one with a harvester on it. I hope to capture an image of each of them, and maybe even create a collage. I am still trying to find out when they were created, I'm thinking the late 70's early 80's? Taken August 31st, 2008. (click for larger view)

Ivory Soap

This is a close up of the well known Ivory Soap advertisement, on the side of the Bittersweet building. Originally painted in the late 1800's for canal travellers, it was restored in 1993. Taken August 25th, 2008. (click for larger view)

September 13, 2008

Lift Bridge Stairs

As you can see from this close up of the lift bridge stairs, the bridge operators are doing a great job of maintaining the bridge. Through the summer they are out there painting different parts of the bridge to keep the rust at bay. I love the color scheme they use, it is much more interesting than monochromatic green. The Main St. bridge, installed in 1915, is 93 years old this year.

September 11, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

We had a beautiful Labor day weekend here in Upstate New York... this was taken on the Erie Canal Heritage Trail between the Main St lift bridge, and the Smith St. high bridge. Quite a bit of the path through western New York is very well maintained and is perfect for walking, biking, running, etc. I remember when I was growing up in Brockport, it was very rough with many water filled potholes, larger stones, and even the occasional metal canal wall reinforcement showing through. Taken August 31st, 2008. (click for larger view)

September 9, 2008

Peddler's Market

This is the Peddler's Market at the Morgan-Manning House this past Saturday. The sale has been held the first Saturday in September for more than 30 years. A collection of craft and antique vendors, plus a sale of collectibles by the historical society in the carriage house in the back, all go to raise funds to maintain the house. Taken September 6th, 2008. (click for larger view)

September 7, 2008


This is the bittersweet building using a wide angle lens, and then correcting for distortion. (the bottom corners are where the image ran out) Taken August 31st, 2008. (click for larger view)

September 5, 2008

Farm Market - Market St.

The farm market on Market St. this past Sunday... Taken August 31st, 2008. (click for larger view)

September 3, 2008

Smith St. High Bridge

This is the Smith St. high bridge, which has been closed to cars since June 15th, 2006. According to another article, the bridge was built around 1908, and Brockport now owns it. The DOT is scheduled to start rebuilding it in 2009. Taken August 31st, 2008. (click images for larger view)