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Old 09-27-2006, 07:20 PM
 
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Pompey is the only third ring suburb of Syracuse. (Rochester has many) Most developing towns here are second ring. Some people would consider this town a exurban community. There is not much to say about Pompey. It has beautiful rolling hills, Platts Falls Park and great views. There are a couple housing developments in the northern part of town in the FM school district and the rest of the town is fields & farms. IMO, If Pompey had a highway nearby, it would have a lot of potential.

Town of Pompey population is about 6,000

Photo Tour of the northern part of Pompey














Hope you liked it!

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Old 09-27-2006, 07:38 PM
 
Location: ...all who wander are not lost.
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Nice pics! The environs there are quite pretty. Upstate NY is callimg me and my family. Not sure where to go yet, but I am highly interested. Thanks for posting these!
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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"Jack in the Pulpit Circle??!!!" WOW! Suburbia really has hit an all-time low! LOL! However, I once again would like to compliment you on your photography, and I thank you for letting those of us in cyberspace see the Syracuse area firsthand! ;o)

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Old 09-28-2006, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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BellaFinzi, have you ever had anyone stop you before while you were taking pictures? It looks as if you take most from inside of your vehicle; I was just wondering if anybody out there on those cul-de-sacs ever demanded to know why you were photographing their homes? I ask this because someone on the PA forum wanted me to snap some photos of a few new lake communities near Scranton, but I've been hesitant to for fear of being shot at! LOL! Thanks!
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:44 PM
 
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Thank you Griffis and ScrantonWilkesBarre!

No, I've never been stopped for taking pictures. I'm actually more nervous taking pictures of downtown Syracuse buildings than of housing developments in the suburbs because of 9/11. I'm full Italian, but I guess someone could mistaken me for another nationality. Good luck with your photo excursion. I'm sure no one will shoot you.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:21 PM
 
Location: At the local Wawa
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Default Great Pictures!

As a former PA resident, I can concur that in some of the rural areas of PA, they will indeed shoot you if they catch you taking a picture of their farmstead or home.

You'll probably be okay in Lackawanna County or thereabouts, but I don't recommend taking photos in Potter County, McKean County, or anyplace in rural western PA. Residents in "God's Country" take privacy rights and anti-gun control very seriously.

Anyway, awesome pictures.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:28 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Griffis View Post
Nice pics! Yeah, it's not my thing really. I mean, these developments are everywhere in all 50 states, taking over the countryside. I just don't think they have much character. I'd take an old fixer-upper in an older neighborhood any day.

On the other hand, the environs there are quite pretty. Upstate NY is callimg me and my family. Not sure where to go yet, but I am highly interested. Thanks for posting these!
SWB-- NE Penn. is still as high on our list as upstate NY (also considering Vermont, lower Maine and the UP of Michigan.)

Right now, though, PA is in the lead...seems more affordable than NY state and it has a lot to offer it seems, if we can find the right place.

Thanks again for posting the pics, Bellafinzi.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:46 PM
 
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Thanks Phish Head and Griffis!

More of my Pompey, NY pics...























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Old 02-17-2007, 12:40 PM
 
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Thumbs up Keep On Taking those Photos!

I scrolling thru the forum JUST to see all the various postings of your pictures. I Žlive in Europe these past 25 years and have enjoyed seeing once again photos of areas I lived or traveled thru around the Syracuse area as well as Syracuse itself. I can't wait til you and your camera are on the road again this Summer snapping some more photos of the area!
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:43 PM
 
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Default Bellafinzi

Thanks again for some great pictures. I was wondering you mentioned the term : "third ring" suburb. what does that mean? Also many have mentioned the fear of "overly developed" areas..are there laws to protect developers from turning great open areas like this into congested places like NYC, Long island and parts of the Poconos? I for one like to see stores and new homes, but living in NYC all of my life, I certainly like seeing open areas with clean air.....
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