One of the best things, I think, about being on a bike is taking short-cuts (which usually turn into long-cuts); today was a perfect example. After stopping for a coffee at Spot on Elmwood (and carrying it in my groovy cup holder; click here to see it) I took a "short-cut" through beautiful Forest Lawn Cemetery...yes, I think many cemeteries are beautiful; Holy ground...a sort of sanctuary (Pere Lachaise is one of my favorites). I hadn't been through Forest Lawn in a few years and was looking for Rick James' grave, the original Super Freak (while I'm not a fan of disco, I did come of age during the early 1980s and he is Buffalo born-and-bred). I found it and stopped for a brief rest while I sipped my coffee (it's also where I snapped the photo of the truly inspiring photo of the statue above).
After visiting a hardware store and supermarket (and loaded up the Mundo) I headed home, taking another short-cut through Delaware Park. I pedaled up the curly bridge and at the top stopped to look at the below vista (can you believe this is in the middle of a city?).
St. Louis Church on Main Street. Before going down the side entrance I stopped at the front and as usual was in awe (I never tire of this view).
here to watch the video).