At 11:30 in the morning everybody at Syracuse University received texts, emails, or phone calls warning them to stay inside becaues there had been a drive by shooting on the corner of Madison St. and University Ave. only a few blocs from campus. By the time the warning was lifted and I went to the scene almost all evidence of recent violence and near death had disappeared. It was a calm street, although still blocked by police line. One bullet hole in a car door remained.
earthalbum.com is an interesting photo website. Basically the home page is a 'clickable' world map. You choose an interesting location, click, and the site will give you photos taken there to view. The site is linked to Flickr, so if you like a photo you can click to visit the Flickr page it came from. Cool way to find new photographers!
The New York state fair is a hectic melee of people pushing for sensory experience. Be it the feel of the wind as you ride the swings, the smell of chickens as you peruse this years prize winning fowl, or the sight of the throngs of people from the height of the ferris wheel, there is much to see, do, and eat. Everyone wants a piece of it.