Like most people who live and work in our city, I’ve been asked to answer the question, “Why Buffalo?”
Why live here? Why buy a house here? Why deal with the weather? Often I wish I could show those who ask a series of moments from my life: a nice dinner with friends or a beautiful day in Delaware Park or the many times my neighborhood feels more like a small village of 100 and not a city. In those moments, I think, “This is Buffalo” and I know why I’m here.
These photos are the closest I could come to capturing and sharing those moments.
This blog is about my life in Buffalo, the people and places I experience. It’s not an advertisement or agenda, nor is it going to represent everyone’s experience. It’s my love letter to the city, made out of pixels. I hope you enjoy it.
Who is this?
I’m Whitney. I live in Buffalo, New York in a house I bought when I was 23. It’s on the West Side of the city. I’m in my late 20s now. I like to take photos, write, read, eat & drink with my friends, and spend time with my family. I’m a newlywed. I work for the City of Buffalo but that’s not what this blog is about. You can visit my personal website at whitneyarlene.com.
Are all these photos taken in the City of Buffalo?
No matter if you grew up in Hamburg or Snyder or Allentown, if people ask you where you’re from you say, “Buffalo.” So in that spirit some of my “this is bflo” photos may be taken on adventures outside the city lines. I work, live, and play in the city for the most part but part of my great life in Buffalo includes trips out to the ‘burbs and rural towns.