Photos of Albany, New York - from the historic to the random.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Found On Lark Street
When I was very little, we'd sometimes go shopping at the massive old Montgomery Wards out in Menands. Once, I picked up a penny off the railroad tracks that ran across one of the parking lots. At least one train had passed over the coin and bent it into the shape of a taco shell. I kept that unusual penny for years, somehow lost it, and wish I still had it.
This penny, however, is the most battered I've ever seen. At first, I thought it was just caked with dirt, but a closer look shows how damaged the cent is.
A lifelong resident of Albany, N.Y. who loves history and writing, I'm also the site admin for Broadway actor Hugh Panaro. Currently working on a history of the Albany Rural Cemetery. Oh, and a Whovian.