2021 is supposed to be the fourth and final year of an improvement project here that was to include a decorative perimeter fence, landscaping, replacement of walkways, and updates to the lighting fixtures and two water fountains (one pictured). I wonder how it’s coming along.
Near this spot today is a floating stage where you can attend events by boat, things like Samoan Fire Knife Dances.
Albany State’s team nickname used to be the Pedagogues. In the 1970s it was changed to the Great Danes, and now the college is known as the University at Albany.
This statue of Moses remains a prominent feature in Albany’s Washington Park. I found an 1893 New York Times review that gushed over its authentic use of a middle-aged Hebrew man as a model.
I sent this to a relative in Tampa at a time when there was a spate of sinkholes in the area that were getting national attention. I thought they might try the slogan “Now more sunken than ever!”. It would have been nice to visit here, but the chances seem slim now that I have no relatives anywhere nearby.
I mailed this to a friend who had the recently-planted tree in front of his house mowed down by a drunk driver. He was caught when video footage from a nearby gas station captured a vehicle with branches sticking out of it.
(Don’t worry, I’ll have more to say about carving gift shops and automobile tunnels into California redwoods in future posts)