Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I < 3 NY - Part One - Albany

VACATION!  Megan had a business obligation in Albany right before we planned to go camping.  So,  Scout became a well travelled puppy.

A chewy on the hotel couch.  She loves to travel. 

What's at the end of the rainbow?  A flooded road.  We drove through a rough storm that spawned tornados elsewhere.  We were looking for a place to eat and this forced us to turn around in a pizza restaurant.  That's destiny.

 Little Anthony's.

Mmmmm...  Pizza. 

No, thank you Little Anthony! 

 We stayed across the street from the University of Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) (http://www.albany.edu/).  Interesting campus.  It appears the architects were very inspired by the New York World's Fair.  Good little morning walk with the dog.

 State Quad

The main part of the campus 

benches in the morning sun 


sunroof in the main building. 

Tower at the center of campus. 

Large fountain area. 


Birches growing in Indian Quad

Indian Quad dorm tower. 

 Bob Ford Field.  
Bridge leading to Indian Pond.  This was a beautiful park within the campus. 


Life Science Research Building are a contemporary interpretation of the original buildings.


 Megan had an interview with WNYT 13 in Menands.  

Nothing like seeing a school bus park in the handicap spot at the wine and liquor store...  I'm sure they were getting gas and other good things.  But, I did a double-take... 

Art Deco Riverview Center in Menands.   

Nipper the RCA dog on top of a storage building (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/1910)

St. Peter's Episcopal Church in downtown Albany (http://www.stpeterschurchalbany.org/)



Facades along State Street

New York State Capitol Building. 

Philip Sheridan riding his horse in front of the Capitol Building (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Sheridan

Scout and I racing up the steps. 

Well posed... 




Empire State Plaza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_State_Plaza) is a celebration of Moderist/Brutalist architecture.

The Egg Performing Arts Center (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Egg_(building)

Government agency buildings. 


Back of the historic Capitol Building with Empire State Plaza in the foreground.  And yes, that is an Alexander Calder sculpture in the fountain.   


Panorama of the plaza 

 Backside of the Capitol Building.

New York State Education Building. 

 Alfred E. Smith Building.  Just so you know, it houses the NY State Liquor Authority.  

That General Washington was in a lot of places in the east. 


Oh Scout.  You can't be tired now.  There is SOOOOO much hiking in your future. 


 Farmers Market at the SUNY (State University of New York) Administration Building 





Old building along Broadway. 


Stagecoach Coffee.  Great coffee and very kind baristas that provided our pup with water and affection.

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