From Sunrise to Sunset

I left home at 6am yesterday morning heading for Syracuse (for a well deserved day off from the day care to volunteer to work at the Onondaga Historical Association – yes, I’m a big nut, taking off from work to go work somewhere else, but I *love* going to OHA)!  It was completely dark at 6, but slowly I watched a beautiful sunrise at 60mph.

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I got to the parking garage really early and I could have parked on a lower level, but I parked on the roof so I could take photos of the surrounding buildings from up high. They have just recently redone the copper on the over 100 year old fourth Onondaga County Courthouse dome, and it looks great!

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I love the City Hall, built out of limestone. Looks like it’s dressed for Christmas. You’ll see more of this in the future.
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I took this photo of Fayette street looking west from the Fayette Street Parking Garage, just because it was there, and realize just now that I worked in two of the buildings in this photo. The second white one, and the Chase building.
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It was still too early to go into OHA
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so I waited in my truck and this little cutie came to visit:
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I’m done with the photo session, lady.

Then I realized my Dad worked in this building when it was the New York Telephone Company:
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Even though I had my camera in my pocket the entire day, I didn’t take any photos while inside OHA. That’s unusual, but I had things to do. Among them was helping with their Nifty Fifties Toy exhibition which opens next Thursday. Two of the photos in the exhibition are from my grandparents’ color slides and are of my Dad and brother! I’m excited they decided to use them!

On my way out, the Masonic Temple looked really photogenic with all of the lights:
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WOW!!  Compare this a photo I took from the fifth floor of OHA back in December of 2006:
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Yowsa! What a difference!  It looks beautiful now!!  I love it when people bring an old building back to life.  My Dad used to shoot pool on his lunch hour in this building.  Here’s an old postcard of the temple:
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Okay, so I am now back on the roof of the parking garage, and had to take another photo of the new copper dome at:
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with the temperature being usually high:
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It looks beautiful in every light.

And the sunset was beautiful, too, but I didn’t get too many photos:
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I love the silhouette of the leafless trees and buildings as the sun sets:
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Goodnight, sun:
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And the moon, oh my, I hope you saw it last night, because I didn’t get to photograph it! It was full, low in the sky and very big!