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All About Albany

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Albany was intended just to be a stopover between Toronto and Boston but as we made our way to our motel yesterday evening we were struck by the architecture and resolved to get some pictures in the morning. So, as Karen waited in the Greyhound station with our bags, Ben headed into the centre with his camera.

Albany's a university city. The State University of New York's administrative building, built in the early twentieth century, looks strangely redolent of London's Tower Bridge.


The State Capitol, completed in 1889, is currently undergoing what appears to be a substantial renovation. The architecture is quite different from the cupola-topped domes that we've seen in other US state capitals.


There are many old churches in Albany. Here are just a couple of them - St Peter's Episcopal Church and St Mary's Catholic Church:



And the City Hall, which looks somewhat church-like:


Finally, the State Education Building, another early twentieth-century construction, is very large and very grand.


Posted by shoestring 16:25 Archived in USA Tagged architecture church city new york university building usa hall capitol albany

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