Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Sea of Leaves

Gold leaves - ankle-deep in some places - cover the brick walks at the Empire State Plaza.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Holiday Prep

A crew works to position this year's Christmas tree on the Empire State Plaza with the Capitol and Justice Building in the background.  Maybe it's the angle, but I think this one is a little shorter than last year's tree.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Knick

Before it was the Times Union Center, it was the Pepsi Arena.  But when it opened, it was the Knickerbocker Arena.  And, no, it wasn't named for The Knickerbocker News (which has since ceased publication).  The name was selected in a contest.  This plaque hangs in a rather dark corner near the main entrance.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Veterans Day 2012

A boy watches the Uncle Sam Chorus (and Uncle Sam himself) pass during the Albany Veterans Day Parade.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Capitol Lady

Framed by berries, this lovely lady is yet another of the scores of carved faces that decorate the State Capitol, inside and out.