Archive for July 23rd, 2011

Gates Circle is a part of the Olmsted Parks and Parkways System that Buffalo is known for (so is Symphony Circle, which we’ve already talked about).  It’s one of two traffic circles on Delaware Avenue.  The Circle has beautiful light fictures, two water-spout fountains, and a granite bench which circles the larger center fountain.   It’s a neat design, because the fountain is sunken down, so from the inside of the circle, you can’t really see cars on the street, so you feel like you’re actually in a park, not surrounded by Delaware Avenue, which can get busy, traffic-wise.

It’s been hot in Buffalo this week.  Maybe you’ve driven, biked or walked down Delaware Avenue and thought, “I really want to hop in the fountain at Gates Circle.  But then, out of the corner of your eye, you notice the sign….NO WADING OR SWIMMING IN THE FOUNTAIN.


But swimming and wading wasn’t always forbidden….



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