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Former Mayor Robert Duffy once described Rochester as a gem that just needs to be dusted off. That may be over simplifying things just a bit, but I tend to agree. Look around this city and it’s easy to find great beauty in our natural landscape and our built environment – in the new, the old… and the rusted.
Have you ever caught yourself staring at an abandoned building or a grand old house that has seen better days? Is there a park or a public space that could use a few trees, flowers or a fountain? Maybe you squint your eyes to try and see what once was, or what could be? Whatever it is, take a snapshot.
Then head over to our Facebook page and post your pic on our wall. If your photo gets the most “Likes” by midnight May 31, 2011 we’ll give it a Photoshop makeover and you’ll win a FREE 16″x10″ print of this Rochester City Hall vintage postcard. Pretty cool.
If you’ve been following this site for any length of time you’ve seen some true Photoshop magic. We’ve restored a nineteenth century Victorian storefront on the city’s north side. We’ve redesigned bus stop signs. And we brought the sparkle back to Kodak Tower…
Now it’s your turn to have some fun. If there’s a particular building, storefront, house, bridge, park, monument, bench, whatever… something you’d like to see “dusted off” and restored to former glory, post a photo at www.Facebook.com/RocSubway and get your friends to click “Like”. That’s it. The photo gets the most “Likes” by midnight May 31 wins.*
Now get out there Rochester, and see the possibilities!
*In the case of a tie RochesterSubway.com reserves the right to choose the best of the best. But that won’t happen anyway… you’ve got like hundreds of Facebook friends. Put them to work for you.
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To be clear, this isn’t limited to just the City of Rochester. Suburban vistas are eligible as well. Certainly there’s a strip mall in Henrietta or Greece that could use some art direction 😉