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10 Spots To Take Photos In Rochester

Monday, May 21, 2018 10:00 AM by Breanna Banford

Photography has deep roots in Rochester, N.Y. with the founding of Eastman Kodak Company in 1888. Since then, the city has evolved, but the history remains. These 10 spots across Rochester attract attention, whether it’s their eye-catching design, historical significance, or beautiful scenery. If you haven’t explored them yet, now’s the time. 

1. High Falls

Whether you get a view of High Falls from the Pont de Rennes bridge or the balcony of one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the U.S., Genesee Brewhouse the Genesee River is a sight to see.

High Falls

Photo by Yelper D W.

2. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Built in1922, the opulent design of the theatre embodies the theatrics that fills the space--whether it's a concert, orchestra performance, comedy show, and everything in between. You'll find intricate design around every corner worth capturing. 

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Photo by Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

3. Mount Hope Cemetery

This Victorian cemetery boasts "196 acres of lofty hills and picturesque valleys created by glaciers and transformed into a beautiful historic cemetery." -- City of Rochester

Mount Hope Cemetery

Photo by Yelper Nathan M.

4. Lamberton Conservatory at Highland Park

On a cloudy day, the Lamberton Conservatory serves as an escape to warm climates with various rooms filled with floral delights, cacti, and endless greenery for the ultimate refresh. 

Lamberton Conservatory

Photo by Yelper Andrea S.

5. The gardens at the George Eastman Museum

The George Eastman Museum has restored the gardens and ground to their original intent. The gardens are expansive, and the meticulous landscaping makes it deserving of a stroll on your next museum visit. 

George Eastman Gardens

Photo by Yelper Adriana M.

6. Wall/Therapy Murals

Since 2011, Wall/Therapy mural projects have beautified and transformed Rochester's urban landscape. The murals can be found across the city, encouraging walking tour groups to view the awe-inspiring works.

Wall/Therapy Murals

Photo by Yelper Rose V.

7. Rochester Public Market

Public market days, especially Saturdays, are the bustling community epicenter for grabbing next week's groceries, dining at local restaurants, or sipping a hot cup of coffee or refreshing adult beverage. 

Rochester Public Market

Photo by Yelper Ebbie P.

8. Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge on the Genesee Riverway

When the weather is nice, a regularly frequented photo spot is anywhere along Corn Hill Landing to view the Rochester city skyline behind the "Freddie-Sue" bridge. 

Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge

Photo by Yelper Jen R.

9. The Little Theatre

"The Little Theatre in the East End of downtown opened in 1928 as an intimate alternative to the large commercial houses of the day."-- We #ROC 100 Reasons to Love The Rochester/Finger Lakes Region

The Little

Photo by Yelper Hannah B.

10. Rundel Memorial Library

Built in 1932, the expansive library was designed in the Art Deco style with eye-catching architectural details.

Rundel Library

Photo by Yelper Nathan M.

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Author: Breanna Banford

As Yelp Rochester's Community Director, Breanna is focused on bringing Rochester's local Yelp community offline by connecting people to great local businesses hosting events, establishing marketing partnerships, and supporting business owner outreach in the area.

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