Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Random Veggie Sighting

On my last trip to Albany Rural Cemetery, I wandered into the adjacent St. Agnes' Cemetery. Not far from the main gate, something on the ground next to an old headstone caught my eye. It turned out to be a rather random eggplant just lying there next to the marker. I've come across a few interesting things in cemeteries, but this is a first for me.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


No, it's not snow on the Empire State Plaza...just the pile dumped by the Zamboni after the ice rink is cleaned.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Pelican

An intricately carved pelican on the First Presbyterian Church overlooking Washington Park at State and Willett Streets.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Church Grounds Project

Ice between rows of graves in the Church Grounds section of Albany Rural Cemetery.

The Church Grounds were created when graves were relocated from the old State Street Burying Grounds (now Washington Park).

I've been posting about various gravestones found in this lot at my other blogs, Albany Rural Cemetery - History In Photos and Albany NY History. The more I explore this area of the Cemetery, the more I'm fascinated by its historic significance.

And I have decided to create a blog focusing on the Church Ground burials.

Many of the Church Grounds stones are broken or badly eroded so I know going into this project that I will not be able to transcribe every one, but I want to document as many as I can before time completely erases them.

The new blog can be found at:

The Albany Church Grounds