Saturday, January 31, 2009

#101 Gorge

We are starting the second decade of pictures here at Ithaca Daily Photo with an up to date shot of the current icyness situation in our gorgeous gorge.

Friday, January 30, 2009

#100 Keep thinking

Apparently this fellow is so lost in thought that he didn't feel the cold during the past days. 
So after 100 pictures we are asking ourselves what else can we take pictures of to show you Ithaca and its flair. 

Finished with thinking! There are many more beautiful spots in and around Ithaca and we'll start showing them to you from tomorrow on. So off we are to another 100!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

#99 The flag next to the post office

To prepare all of us for the 100h picture we want to show the Ithaca county flag to you today. Yes, that is the black with a glimps of white below the American one. I admit at night-time it has visibilty disadvantages. 
Anyways, let's all sit down for the 100th photo in this blog. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

#98 bad weather

Ithaca's skyscrapers where in the low hanging clouds today after some pretty bad weather hit (we're expecting some major snow for this afternoon - good news for our XCountry skiing class on Sunday!)

Bonus question: In a slight deviation from daily city photo rules this is not a picture from Ithaca. Where was this picture really taken?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

#97 The Cock at the Commons

Why they chose this animal for their sign is a mystery to me ...

Monday, January 26, 2009

#96 Cornell

Cornell above, frozen river below.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

#95 Golf Course Closed

I wanted to use the sunny weekend for doing a few holes on the local golf course. To my surprise the Ithaca golf course is closed. I'll try again next weekend...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

#94 Snowtree

Acutally you don't have to go far from Ithaca to see fascinating tweeks of nature, like this tree with 3 main branches. 

Friday, January 23, 2009

#93 30 min east of Ithaca

This picture is taken from the Jim Schug trail close to Ithaca. It was very peaceful out there but a characteristic of the langscape were the huge silos everywhere. Here you can see one on the other side of the lake, between the trees.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

#92 Dryden Church

The best thing about this church and the the windows! They cover all shades of green and really stand out against the white wall and the snow. Definitely worth a visit if you are around.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

#91 Red berries by night

I seem to be somewhat obsessed with those red berries, but especially when everything is white, or grey, they look so colorful!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

#90 Dabbling duck

And we still have not figured out what this sign is a) doing there, at the fence to some old factory house, and b) what it is telling us!
So please leave some comments and tell us what you think!

Monday, January 19, 2009

#89 Bridge shadow

After having to pass some language tests today, I am simply out of words. So simply enjoy this picture from Stewart Park.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

#88 Freeville Fire Rescue

Following up from yesterday's post this is a peek into Ithaca's fire brigade training ground. Today we see that the Freeville brigade (Freeville is a village up the road somwhere) took over for a day.
On a different note: It's day no. 88 for us Ithaca daily bloggers. As we all know this is a special day in the life of a daily photo blog because no matter how much you turn 88, it will always read 88.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

#87 Fire!

If you keep walking past the Ithaca shopping trolley cemetry you will come to another strange place of Ithaca. It looks like it just burned, it definitely smells like it just burned and - chances are - it just burned. It's the training ground for the Ithaca fire department consisting of a bunch of houses that look like they have seen more than one fire during their times. 

Friday, January 16, 2009

#86 Red berries in snow

Red berries, favorite color and favorite motif! Not everything has to have a deeper meaning, something can also be simply beautiful.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

#85 TCAT, your service provider

TCAT offers just the best service!
If you ever need a bus, for a family trip maybe, TCAT buses are parking with open doors next to the TCAT headquarters. So jump in and drive!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

#84 Shopping trolley cemetery

If you ever wondered where all those broken or abandoned shopping trolleys go, they go to Ithaca! We were able to take exclusive pictures of the Ithaca shopping trolley cemetery. Here they unite again, from all the shops, hidden in the woods.
Please have a moment of silence for the poor fellows.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

#83 Time Square - the little brother in Dryden

On our last trip through the Ithaca region we were surprised to find the little brother of Times Square here in Dryden, namely Time Square (spot the difference!). Really feels much more urban!
If somebody from Dryden reads this: It is really beautiful, but maybe you could have something nice drawn on the wall behind? Potentially a skyline...

Monday, January 12, 2009

#82 Horses seen in Ithaca commons

We have seen quite some pieces of art in the Ithaca commons, but this one is unique. Or maybe it even isn't a piece of art, but I for sure don't know what it should be used for. So in addition to the horse at the west end of the Commons, we now have these three fellows at the north entrance. Yeha!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

#81 Big Red Hockey - they all like each other

Last night we got another chance to see the Big Red (Cornell's Men Hockey team) play, and win 2:1 against Niagara. Both teams had their chances, but Cornell manage to use them better.
This time we had seats right at the rink and managed to get this great shot. So next time you've got the chance, go visit your local team!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

#80 Apples @ Ithaca Farmers Market

Delicious! And when you get the chance, you have to try the Apple Cider and the Apple Cider Doughnuts. Yummy!

Friday, January 9, 2009

#79 Quiet Day @ Ithaca Farmers Market

In case you hadn't already noticed: Over the last days this blog had a series of pictures from Ithaca Farmers Market. See for yourself:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

#78 It's cold @ Ithaca Farmers Market

I like the name of the farm who have their stall on the left in the picture foreground: Unexpected Farm. What makes this farm so unexpected I wondered? The internet has the answer: The farm is unexpected because it's on Unexpected Road.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

#77 Flag @ Ithaca Farmers Market

No text today.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

#76 Bread @ Ithaca Farmers Market

A while ago we went down to the lake for the last weekend of Farmer's Market before the winter break (when the market is held in some other location that I have to admit I cannot remember). Since fresh salad and cucumber is more a summer thing, the few vendors who come to the market during winters have other things on sale. One of my favorites is this stall where you get one of the best selections of bread in Ithaca.

Monday, January 5, 2009

#75 Steamboat Landing

Today's bustling Farmers Market at Ithaca's steamboat landing dates back to the heyday of the 1800s, when steamboats plied the lake waters, hauling freight, serving passengers and connecting Ithaca to an ever growing nation. Travelers embarked and disembarked at this site, using water travel routes linked to stagecoaches and later trains to make their way across the state. Town was a walk or carriage ride away. Now Steamboat Landing, connected to the rest of Ithaca by the Cayuga Waterfront Trail, serves as a point of commerce again, as it did in its humble beginnings as the site of Ithaca's first store.

I am not sure what prompted the author of this sign to claim that the steamboat landing is connected to the rest of Ithaca by the waterfront trail. As far as I am aware this remains wishful thinking and is blocked by a bunch of land and business owners who (somewhat understandably) do not want to give up their lake access for a public trail used by joggers and inline skaters.

Click on the image to see the info board in high resolution!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

#74 Insectopalooza (again)

We reported about the annual Insectopalooza before. And because we are currently far away from Ithaca tanning ourselves under some nice tropical sun, we post yet another picture from this year's event in October. These cute fellows have a wing span of about 5 feet if I remember right.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

#73 Butterflies

Here's a picture from the archive. This fall Ithaca had a major killer butterfly plague and this picture shows them flying through the pedestrian walkway in the Green Street parking garage (where, just as a side note, an Ithaca Carshare car is parked). Luckily killer butterflies only eat cows and do not target humans so no one was severed during the short but intense plague in September.

Friday, January 2, 2009

#71 Stop Railway Crossing

To continue the series "Things that are different over here": I like how on railway crossings it says how many tracks there are in the crossing. I don't think that's done either in England or in Germany.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

#70 Railway

Ithaca has a railway through parts of town. There is only a slow cargo train going through that keeps blowing its horn loudly so there is no danger of being run over when crossing the rails. Today, since it's the first day of the new year the railway tracks are a nice metaphor for where we (and the world and the universum and your neighbor, you know what I mean) are heading next year.
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