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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Rochester (New York) #AtoZChallenge #WordlessWednesday

I'm going to let some pictures do the talking today (mostly) because this is a city partially made famous by photography.

Rochester, New York is the third largest city in New York State.  It is chock full of history - Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, among others, lived there.  The pipe cleaner, the digital camera and Kodak camera (remember the Kodak camera?) were invented in Rochester. 

Rochester is also called the Flower City, for good reason.  

Why don't we make a quick visit to Rochester?

Our first stop is Warner Castle, built in 1854 as a private residence with a sunken garden. 

A mural inside the building.


Part of its sunken garden.

Next, the George Eastman mansion, on East Avenue.  If you are of a certain age, you remember "Eastman Kodak".  George Eastman was the founder of Kodak and his home is now a art and photography museum.

Highland Park is the site of a large lilac festival each May.  I haven't been to the festival in years.  All I can offer you is a picture of one of their trails in September.

The home of Susan B. Anthony.  If you are a woman living in the United States and are 18 or older, you can thank Susan B. Anthony (among others) for your right to vote.

Her grave, in Rochester's Mt. Hope Cemetery.


Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist, is also buried at Mt. Hope.

It is a tradition (not shown) for women to place their "I voted" stickers on Anthony's gravestone.

I hope you enjoyed my digital photography, which would not have been possible without this city in New York State, my theme for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge "R" day.


Joining up with Sandee at Comedy Plus for #WordlessWednesday.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful place indeed, thanks for sharing your photos!

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  2. ...you hit many of the high spots. We were at Warner Castel yesterday and now it's snowing!

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  3. They are beautiful photos. My first camera as a child was a Kodak Brownie. I think the spool of film took 8 or 10 photos. So different to the digital cameras with memory cards holding thousands of photos.

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  4. Beautiful places and I love Susan B. Anthony. What a lovely post praising your hometown.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  5. Of course I remember Eastman Kodak, quite literally the largest employer in Rochester.

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  6. A very beautiful place in your images!
    Thank you for sharing them. It's nice to visit new spaces being in front of the computer...
    Happy WW!

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  7. Your pictures always make me think I've actually been there! Don't you just love living in a place that just oozes history?! Where I live, if any building reaches 50 years old, they tear it down and build 'new and better'. For a pair of historians, it's painful.

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  8. Looks like a neat place to visit

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  9. Alana,

    The thing about New York is there are many historical figures and structures connected with the state which is awesome. I love stuff like this and it's really cool to be able to visit the grave sites of well known people of the past. Unfortunately, I'm old enough to remember Eastman Kodak. It would be lovely to tour Warner Castle and Eastman's mansion.

    Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog Looney Tunes A-Z Art Sketch

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