Albany is one of my favorite places in the world. Not just because it’s “home,” (I now live around the corner from the hospital where I entered this world), not just because it’s the capital of New York State, but because it’s got a flavor all its own. I’m lucky enough to live directly on Washington Park, which is Albany’s version of Central Park, and this time of year, it’s a pastel wonderland.
Early spring is one of the best times to venture out into the park with camera in hand. The best part about the bright pinks, purples, and yellows are how they accentuate the architectural flourishes on the brownstones surrounding the park. I had a cab driver recently mention that it took her 40 years to “look up and see how amazing Albany’s roofline is.” I couldn’t agree more. There are some sections of the city that seem drab…until I look up and see the meticulous details of the moldings atop the buildings.
More photos after the jump!