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Downtown Utica–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [Photos]

Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
Utica: kind people, historic and beautiful. Those are a few of the things that I think of when I think of the city. And, what I set out to do was to find and capture the beauty that Utica has to offer that people don't normally pay attention to on a daily basis. Now, I couldn't capture all of Utica's allure, but I did the best I could. After walking around Utica and looking at all the wonderful architecture and history, I have a new appreciation and respect for what some call “the renaissance city.” If you have never walked around the city and just looked around, try it out. I know I enjoyed it. I would like to share with you my snaps from my adventures in the “handshake city.” This week's theme–Downtown Utica.


Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media

"Second Chance City"

 
 

I travel through Utica on a daily basis. And, before I took to the streets and started snapping pictures, I had never stopped to observe the scenery. This clock was something that I passed every day and never really noticed too much. It's in Utica's historic downtown on Genesee Street. It's definitely perfect on the downtown street. It's beautiful, classic and functional.

 
Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media

"Two Tickets, Please"

 
 

Here is another historic Genesee Street landmark. This ticket booth is outside of Utica's charming Stanley Center for the Arts theatre. Again, the ticket booth is something that I never really noticed driving past the Stanley everyday. But, after getting close-up and admiring the booth, you really get a sense of history--it kind of takes you back in time. So, I snapped this photo and every time I see it, my mind drifts to the days of yesteryear.

 
Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media

"An Egg, Toast and Coffee"

 
 

Above, I talked about the Stanley giving me flashbacks to years past, but this little eatery did the same thing. I thought it brought me back in time so much, I took the photo in black and white. The photo was taken on the tip of the triangle at Genesee and Washington Streets.

 
Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media

"The Father of the Country"

 
 

Do you know where this statue keeps a watchful eye? George Washington is set atop a small hill facing Genesee Street in front of the Utica Public Library. And, with all these snaps this week I keep on saying that I never noticed things driving through Utica until I walked around a little bit--and that's definitely true for this statue. I had absolutely no idea this statue was there. You know, when you're preoccupied driving, you miss a lot of things. I'm so glad I was able to see this statue close-up. It's wonderful.

 
Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media
Zach Effrog, Big Frog 104, Townsquare Media

"Spirals"

 
 

Taking a closer look at all of Utica's downtown-buildings, you notice the great architecture. I forget where I took this snap, but it definitely caught my eye. The spirals where on a gate attached to a building. It looked pretty cool.

 

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