Albany Architecture

The Amsterdam Photography Club sponsored a photo-walk in downtown Albany, New York on Saturday, June 6, 2015. It was a perfect day for photography, sunny, clear skies and temperatures in the low 70’s. Club members photographed for about two hours and then enjoyed a nice dinner at the Albany Pump Station.

These photos represent this blogger’s perspective of downtown Albany. They were taken with both a FujiFilm X-T1 and a Canon EOS-M3.

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4 thoughts on “Albany Architecture

  1. diane

    Jerry, I so love seeing your photography !! It is always beautiful, especially the downtown Albany architecture. The one church with the copper roof, is that a light or camera up there in the middle of it, below the angel ? I wish they would build today with more character and charm in buildings…….today it is all angles and height, no substance 🙂

    • Thank you Diane! It is a light pointed up at the weathervane depicting archangel Gabriel blowing his horn. This is the belltower of St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church at the NE corner of Lodge and Pine Streets. The belltower was added in 1894 The original church structure was built in 1797. This is the 3rd building on the same location and was built in 1867-69.

      Photographing Albany architecture is fun and really puts things in perspective. The quality of workmanship and attention to detail that we just don’t see in today’s world. We spent two hours and didn’t even put a dent in capturing all of the beauty of Albany’s historic buildings. I’m definitely making a few more trips! I want to photograph the inside of the Capitol Building.

  2. Laurie

    hi Jerry,
    as a retired professional photographer (portrait & aerial), I find your work highly impressive and enjoyable. I’ve lived in an Albany suburb since 1991 (worked in Albany for NYS) and your photos just provided a whole other view of our capital city. The irony is…..I’m married to an architect and thought I had admired Albany’s bldgs from a “specialized” viewpoint. Your photos gave me a new perspective on everything I’ve missed. I’m almost ashamed !
    btw…. the RCA dog looks like it shrank
    😉

    • Thanks for the kind words Laurie! I lived in Albany from 1979-1982 and again from 1993-1998. Now I prefer living in a smaller city with a much lower crime rate. It took a PBS video, produced by my friends Steve Dunn and Bob Cudmore, to make me realize the rich architectural diversity and history Albany has to offer.

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