No doubt you've heard of Albany, NY, and you probably even know it's the state capital. I sometimes wonder what those of you in other areas of the country (and the world) imagine Albany to look like.
Well, imagine no more! Last Saturday Connor and I took a bunch of pictures to show you. We spent the day at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany. The Plaza, finished in the mid-1970s, is 98 acres of state office buildings. My friend Tim, whom I'm staying with this summer, works there.
Here's my boy relaxing on one of the pieces of art. There's art all over the Plaza; the concourse under the area you're looking at is filled with it. Governor Nelson B. Rockefeller, who built this complex, was a big art collector.
Just north of the Capitol is the Alfred E. Smith (I almost wrote "Newman") State Office Building. This was the tallest building in Albany until the Corning Tower in the Plaza was built. Beautiful Aunt Joyce used to take me and Lori to the observation deck when we were little.
Here's a bird's-eye view (I didn't take this one). The blue at the top is the Hudson River.