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Buffalo, NY

Here's the story...

In early winter, and actually throughout the winter season, Buffalo is susceptible to "Lake Effect" snowstorms. Located on the eastern end of Lake Erie, Buffalo is the beneficiary of snow deposited as the result of cold winds moving over the lake water, picking up moisture then depositing that moisture, in the form of snow, upon reaching land (Buffalo). They call that “lake effect” snow.

The Lake Effect Diner is open 24hours. This morning I was up early, took a walk and shot some frames of the diner. This collection is the result.

By the way, the clock is wrong, it was about 5:15, not 2:30. Elaine would have been questioning me had I left bed at 2:30 to "go for a walk".

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Brenda 28-Feb-2009 23:37
I'm trying to get my husband to take me there now!
David Russell 05-Dec-2008 17:14
Very Nice Pics.

Remindes me of when I was a toung boy, coming home from middle school and stopping in for a milkshake.

Yeah, this was my grandparents diner in Wayne, Pa."The Wayne Diner" was it's name.

I need to get up there to see it again.

Cindy02-Dec-2005 17:03
I have never heard of this diner, we are getting the lake effect now as i type this, ugh!!
CJ Burianek30-Nov-2005 04:50
Great collage. Love the neon lights!
ewa toll29-Nov-2005 21:33
very nice picture
Guest 29-Nov-2005 14:59
very nice , like the colors
papajim29-Nov-2005 14:28
Great montage. Very sharp and clean. Great colors and reflections. Vote
Susana29-Nov-2005 06:38
Wonderful collection of images Don! Love the lights, neon signs ... it must have been really cold - I can barely remember as I left Ohio on a cold winters day when I was 22 ... never been back and never lived in the snow again!
Linda Willets29-Nov-2005 04:51
great neons, Don.. must be cold at 5:30 in the morning..
Guest 29-Nov-2005 04:45
coaster29-Nov-2005 04:35
Good job; pleasing effect.
Ed Goodnight29-Nov-2005 04:17
Interesting Don
Is it near Bailey and Main?
Karen Leaf29-Nov-2005 02:57
Really like the presentation Don--from all different angles the 'effect' is liek we're right there.
Never did understand why they have to differentiate between Lake Effect snow and just plain snow. (After living on the east coast of Lake Michigan we got more than our share) Snow is snow, no matter how it gets there, imho.
Mindy McNaugher29-Nov-2005 01:49
Great photos of the diner!! Love the neon! Excellent night (early a.m.!) shots!
Gayle P. Clement29-Nov-2005 01:25
Great neon shot.
Dan Chusid29-Nov-2005 01:23
Many a night was spent with friends in diners
in my former life as an East Coaster.
Fascinating neon on this one that my dad would
be proud of.
Robin Reid29-Nov-2005 01:12
"Snow fooling" a diner with that name. Nice night work. Stay warm ;-)