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Delaware Park ~ Olmsted’s Buffalo Paradise

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One of the great things about living or vacationing in Niagara, is it’s proximity to some pretty outrageous scenery, cities, parklands and more. Delaware Park, in nearby Buffalo, is one of our favorites! It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and mainly completed in 1876. Olmsted is of Central Park reknown.  https://www.bfloparks.org/ and http://www.pbs.org/wned/frederick-law-olmsted/learn-more/olmsteds-buffalo-park-system-and-its-stewards/ *Also, keep in mind our previous posts regarding America’s Oldest State Park, the Niagara Reservation State Park http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/Americas-Oldest-State-Park.aspx

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At the beginning of the park is the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The Greek Revival structure was dedicated in 1905. This is a spectacular building, adding to the ambiance and beauty of the park.

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Let’s stroll the perimeter of Hoyt Lake together…

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There is nothing like a bike ride around the Lake on a lazy summer day.

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Marcy Casino is open to the public as a beer garden and also for private events. http://marcycasino.com/historic-location/

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Lovely flowers are placed around the park, especially by the entrance to Hoyt Lake, by the art gallery, and the beautiful rose garden as well. Japanese gardens are on the other side of the park. (Another post, yet to come).

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Reading lake-side.

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Shakespeare in the Park, a summertime Buffalo tradition.

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Weeping willows are an art unto themselves.

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Olmsted’s glorious vision.

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The end of the park gives way to less manicured gardens, and more natural growth.

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Silver light slicing through sky and water as the sun begins its descent.

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The sun setting over the statue of David.

A stunning replica of Michaelangelo’s classical statue of David. It stands 17ft high x 5.17ft wide x 3.5ft of depth, not including the base.  http://buffalovr.com/david/

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Arriving again at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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The sun getting low over the museum.

The Buffalo History Museum ‘bookends’ the Albright-Knox on the other half of Delaware Park.

http://www.buffalohistory.org/Visit/

We hope you’ve enjoyed your visit with us, and plan to come back again for a tour of another of our area’s jewels!