Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 14. ~ By Tom and Audrey ~
Hello everyone and welcome to part 14. There are so many places to see in Rochester, NY as you have gleaned from out series on this great region.
Some additional places you may want to check out include:
· The sword in the stone across from the E-Z Industrial Park self-storage facility on Howard Road. It’s a real sword and it is stuck inside a stone that has no earthly business being where it is,
· Rochester’s own piece of The Berlin Wall … Sort Of. Bausch & Lomb acquired a genuine piece of the Berlin Wall after it was torn down. Unfortunately for them, a misunderstanding led to the slab being sandblasted completely clean of all graffiti before it even arrived. Since Bausch & Lomb hoped to put an authentic piece of history on display for the people of Rochester, they hired an artist to recreate the graffiti using photographs. It’s not exact, but close and still cool,
· The grave site of the suspect thought to have killed Jack the Ripper. His name is Francis Tumbelty and was the leading suspect in the killing. He moved from his home in London to Rochester where he worked as a cleaner at Lispenard Hospital before dying of natural causes in 1903. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery and was never charged with the murder, which remains unsolved to this day,
· The Abandoned Underground Subway which was once a fast and convenient way to get around the city and it rivaled most other cities’,
· The elusive Lady In White which supposedly haunts the Durand-Eastman Park around sunset. This infamous apparition is believed to be roaming the park as a grieving mother searching for the people responsible for her daughter’s disappearance,
· Warner Castle in Highland Park which was built as a private residence in 1854 then turned over to the city and is a park for touring. The sunken garden is rumored to have a sealed off entrance to the above-mentioned Illuminati catacombs, but since no one has been able to find it, evidence remains a rumored mystery,
We hope those of you fellow travelers going through the states may have seen something in our posts that piqued your interest just a bit so as not to just drive by but rather take one of the exits marked Rochester and stay a minute or two. If you are in the area please reach out to us and we’ll share a cup of coffee, swap stories and let us be your personal tour guide for the day. After all, isn’t it fun meeting new friends on our travels especially ones that share the same love? Until then be safe.
Here are some of the “best of the rest” photos that we really liked but didn’t make it into previous post. Hope you enjoy them.
If you missed one of the previous parts just hover your cursor over one of these series on “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 1” , “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 2”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 3”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 4”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 5”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 6”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 7”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 8”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 9”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 10”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 11” or “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 12” or “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 13” and you’ll be up to speed.
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