America 18/70


Albany is the capital of the state of New York. It is rich in the typical set pieces of American power, commerce and transportation.

New York State Capitol


University Administrative Centre, formerly Delaware & Hudson Railroad Company Building!
Albany’s former banking glory

Then we wandered down a whole street full of banks!

Coffers into Coffee!
Fancy a sandwich?


Despite all this grandeur, Albany just felt empty. Its downtown decline has been attributed to urban sprawl and party politics. It seems to have a love-hate relationship with the power bases in New York city. Governor Norman Rockefeller tried to re-invigorate the city with a typical, monumental Plaza – it worked in New York didn’t it? Well, take a look at Saturday afternoon in downtown Albany.

Bustling Albany