Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This sign caught my eye recently (partly because it's affixed to my favorite store ever).
Located on the north side of Madison Avenue between Lark and Willett Streets, the sign reads "WAYPOINT George A. Wymnan 1st Across America San Francisco to New York City 1903."
There's a lot more about the project here:
The Wayman Memorial Project
It honors George A. Wyman, the first person to cross America on a motorized vehicle between May 16 and July 6, 1903. According to Wyman's Wikipedia entry, his motorcycle lost power near Albany and he had to make the last leg of the journey by pedaling.
The plaque is attached to Little Moon, a delightful little shop full of beautiful Tibetan clothing, jewelry, and other items. They are so worth visiting.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
A hawk was perched on North Pearl rooftop as I sat outside Cider Belly Doughnuts this morning. Fortunately, you can't see the pigeon it was snacking on while I enjoyed my lemon doughnut below.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
a hot dog was impaled at the corner of Spring and Dove Streets. As of this week, it is still there. The hapless wiener has slid down a bit (pardon the possibly NC-17 angle) and the texture has undergone quite a few changes. It's a dark mass that looks almost like a very dark pumice stone and there appears to be some sort of mold on it now. It's unappetizing (to say the least).
Friday, July 31, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
A diminutive and dramatic statue based on the hymn, "Rock of Ages," at the Albany Rural Cemetery. It's one of two such statues on the Cemetery's South Ridge; the other is almost life-size.
For those of you with an interest in the Albany Rural Cemetery, I've added a dedicated Facebook page to my existing blog. Please, visit and like it!
Albany Rural Cemetery - Beyond The Graves
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself....
Someone painted the famous lines of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first inaugural speech on the dock at Jenning's Landing (a.k.a. The Corning Preserve)