The recent research conference with the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society was not only a chance for camaraderie and research, but it was the opportunity for a mini vacation. Despite having grown up in Central New York, I had never been to Albany. I was struck by its combination of old and new architecture. Here is a picture of St. Peter's Episcopal Church:
Here's a shot of the New York State Capitol Building:
And here are some photographs of Empire State Plaza:
There are also many striking memorials on Empire State Plaza:
|New York State Emergency Medical Services Memorial|
|New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial|
And there are numerous sculptures on the Plaza as well:
For more information on Albany, check out the Official Site of the City of Albany, NY (http://albanyny.gov/Government/CityHistory.aspx).