The Central Terminal is visible from almost everywhere in East Buffalo’s Polonia neighborhood. My bedroom window in my family home on Ashley Street faced the Terminal when growing up. The building was there when I went to bed at night and when I got up in the morning. Couple that with the active sound of trains 24/7, it was an experience I appreciate more now than when I was young.
In some of the photos I take of the neighborhood now, I try to capture the feeling of how the Terminal is a large part of the urban landscape of East Buffalo’s Polonia. It is always there looming.
These photos were taken from the steps of Saint Adalbert Basilica. I hope they give a sense of what I mean.
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