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Aerial View of the Port of Rochester

A spectacular aerial view of the Port of Rochester, NY. The Port of Rochester, once home to commercial ship traffic, is undergoing development by the city as a year-round tourist destination. The new terminal, built to support the now defunct Fast Ferry to Toronto, is home to an assortment of quick-service restaurants such as Quizno’s, Cheeburger Cheeburger, California Rollin’, the Nutty Bavarian, a coffee shop and Abbott’s.

Aerial View of the Port of Rochester

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Lower Falls of the Genesee River

Lower Falls of the Genesee River at Rochester, NY. The Lower Falls are located near downtown Rochester NY. Accessible from Maplewood park, the falls are 109 feet in height. The Genesee River flows over the falls on its way North to Lake Ontario. The Lower Falls are part of a series of three water falls over the course of the Genesee River. All three falls are located in the city of Rochester.

Lower Falls of the Genesee River

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The height of the Lower Falls is estimated to be between 78-109 feet depending on your source. Nearby to the Lower Falls is the Middle Falls, which is less spectacular, and is dammed to provide water via a tunnel to Rochester gas and Electric Substation #5. Generators are housed in a large building at the base of the lower falls to provide electricity. The falls are viewable via a walking path from Driving Park avenue accross the street from maplewood Park. More adventurous hikers can take a trail to the bottom of the gorge to view the falls. Less enthusiastic visitors can view the falls from the Driving Park Bridge.

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For students looking for a college combining a tradition of academic excellence and experimental vision with a fresh perspective on training this country’s future leaders, the University of Rochester (UR) deserves consideration. It is the smallest research university in the nation. What distinguishes UR from other great private universities is that it puts students in the driver’s seat. And for any pothole in college, the university seems to have the patch.

The University of Rochester's campus center

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Students at UR are the entrepreneurs of their education. The Rochester Curriculum not only alters the educational formation of every student on campus; it also changes the culture of the campus, with students eager to mold themselves into better people and the world around them a better place. This notion goes right to the heart of the university’s motto: meliora, meaning “always better,” which isn’t just a principle to stand on but something with which the university walks every day.

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A spectacular aerial view of Rochester, NY. As the Northwestern gateway to New York’s Finger lakes, Rochester is part of a splendid region ranked by Money Magazine as one of the 10 “best places to vacation,” and called a “serendipitous and surprising getaway” by USA Today.

A spectacular aerial view of Rochester

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So, we’ll boast a little more-recently, Expansion Management Magazine ranked Rochester as number one among metropolitan areas having the best Quality of Life in the Nation.

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White Storks

This is a postcard from Uganda, Africa showing white storks. Storks are known in Europe but the fly to Africa for winter and come back in spring. This is an unusual african postcard.

White Storks

postcard from uganda

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