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Buffalo, NY

Hockey, Graycliff

sunny 6 °C

On our way to Buffalo, we stopped as planned at a beach and lighthouse on Lake Erie
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And at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Graycliff house near Buffalo.
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Some distinct features include:
Iron oxide in the stone to bring out the rust colour:
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Water features incorporated- if they were functioning, it would appear as the water flowing through and from the house
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Bringing the outside in with lots of windows and rooms flowing into outdoor terraces
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A flower arranging sink
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Unusual for the time, the house had an open concept
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The small structure housed the boiler heating system, reducing the chance of fire. Another feature seen here are the cantilevered balconies.
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Hockey night in Buffalo; finally, a home team win!
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This was the last regular season home game and the Sabres announcer, Rick Jeanneret, retired after 51 years, so there were post-game celebrations. You can see players that have already taken the jerseys off to give to lucky fans (seasons ticket holders).
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And from the walk home
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Posted by Deb Godley 23:09 Archived in USA

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