Monday, June 29, 2015

Media At Albany Medical

I'm not much of a news junkie, but I did follow the recent Clinton County prison escape casually on Twitter.  It wasn't quite in my backyard, but close enough to be of local interest.

That said, I'm rather amused by the heavy media presence at Albany Medical Center where both the escapers were transported (one to the morgue, one to the trauma unit).  I took a short walk over to CVS and Starbucks this afternoon and saw about four satellite trucks and various news vans parked along New Scotland Avenue by CVS and further south by Albany Law School. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


A bit of graffiti on a wall along the Madison Avenue side of the Empire State Plaza.

Monday, May 25, 2015

A Soldier's Gravestone


I spent at least part of Memorial Day weekend in one of my favorite places, the Albany Rural Cemetery.  It was a rewarding walk (despite ending up with my foot ankle-deep in the rotted stump of a tree).  Among the headstones found on this outing, a fallen Civil War soldier's marker high on the old North Ridge.  Though the name and dates are difficult to read, it is easy to recognize it as a Civil War soldier's resting place; the design includes a soldier's kepi-style cap and a shield overlapping a crossed sword and scabbard.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Another Iron Acorn

I've walked by this fence behind the First Presbyterian Church many, many times, but only just noticed this acorn final.  It probably stood out because, earlier in the day, I'd come across an iron acorn on a fence at the Albany Rural Cemetery while looking for the grave of Dianna Mingo (a former slave and centenarian who lived kitty-corner from the future site of the First Presbyterian Church)