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Albany, NY travels

I was in Albany visiting a friend Aug 24-27, 2012. Did some wandering around Albany, saw parks, the downtown plaza, the NY state museum, and got a tour of the capitol building (not all in the same day). Fun time.

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A panoramic shot of the pond in Washington Park.


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The State Capitol Building.

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Another shot of the New York State Office building.


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Panoramic shot of the New York State Office Building. it has a strong 1920s...(more)


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Some ornamentalation at the edge of the grounds for the NYS Capitol building.

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A wide angle shot of the State Capitol building. It's one of 10 US state...(more)

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A long shot of the NYS Office Building from the grounds of the NYS Capitol.

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A preying mantis on a column of the Capitol.

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In perspective: Stephanie and the preying mantis.

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A close up of the preying mantis.

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A cool light on a column on the grounds of the Capitol.

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Capitol columns.

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Fancy ornimentation on windows in the Capitol.

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A mobile sculpture that spin in the wind in the Empire State Plaza.

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The New York museuem in the Empire State Plaza.

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The plaza overlooks the Albany area. There were some nice, new buildings, and...(more)

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Not quite like The Cube in Ann Arbor, but that won't stop me from trying to...(more)


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The edge of the Plaza (by The Egg) overlooked a grassy area and then highways...(more)


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Looking up at the Corning Tower (in the Empire State Plaza).

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The Plaza and a bit of art alongside the pool (the yellow bit). It's several...(more)

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Stephanie eyes a sample of fluorite. Someday, it shall be hers...oh yes...it...(more)

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Herkimer diamond quartz. "Herkimer"? Come on? It sounds like...(more)


The New York State Capitol building

We also took a tour of the Capitol building. Cool, old building.

I took even more pictures.


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Here's a panoramic shot of the viewing gallery for the State Senate.


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The floor of the NY State Senate. The chairs with desks are for the press...(more)

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Stained glass windows in the senate chamber.

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Cool looking lights hanging from the ceiling.

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The desk of the State Senate Majority Leader.

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Oramentation in the stonework in the columns in the Capitol Building.

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More fancy stonework columns.


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A panoramic shot of the main stairs in the NYS Capitol Building. The stitching...(more)


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Many of the columns have faces of well-known people carved into them. This one...(more)

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Some faces are politicians, others are literary. This one's is Longfellow.

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A cool looking door to the library...or is it?

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More cool staircases.

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A directory showing the press corps.

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One news group broadcasts a live radio show.

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I really like the orange glow in the stonework under the stairs.

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More cool stairs.

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A light in the state assembly chamber.

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Another shot of the assembly chamber. The thing under the windows is a display...(more)


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Looking out to the front of the assembly chamber.


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The fireplace in the assembly chamber. Unlike the senate chamber, it's not big...(more)

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The fireplace did have some cool "grotesques" above it.

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Another view of the Senate Chamber from the back.

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A window in the back side of the assembly chamber.

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Another view of the cool stairwells in the Capitol.


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A panoramic shot of one part of the ceiling in one part of the Capitol. The...(more)


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The next set of pictures are from the Hall of Governors, which has portraits of...(more)

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George Clinton was the first governor of NY—not to be confused with the...(more)

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The tour group and guide walking down the Hall of Governors.

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Theodore Roosevelt, 33rd Governor of NY, 1900-1900 (he left to become vice...(more)

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Franklink Delano Roosevelt, 44th Governor of NY, 1929-1932 (he became president...(more)

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Thomas Dewey, 47th Governor of New York, 1943-1954. He ran for president but...(more)

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Nelson Rockefeller, the 49th governor of NY, 1959-1973, was among other things,...(more)

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Stephanie contemplates an Eagle.

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Frank on the Harry Potter stairs.

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More cool stone carving of a face.

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A dragon eating something carved in stone.

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Looking at the NY State Office Building from inside the Capitol.

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The inside of one of the elevators, that still has a manual control lever. ...(more)




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