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Thursday, September 9, 2010
That extravagant building is the New York State Capitol in downtown Albany as seen from the Empire State Plaza (ESP). Inside it is the New York State Legislature. This building was declared a National Historical Landmark in 1979. Miss Iggy vaguely feels like being somewhere in Europe.
Behind Miss Iggy to the left is the Erastus Corning Tower, a state office building, which has an observation deck that's free to the public. From up there you can see a bird's eye view of downtown Albany and nearby Hudson River. Miss Iggy has an old picture by that building from two years ago!
Then there's the New York State Museum (to the right) which also has free admission and offers various exhibits as well as a giant indoor carousel to delight your little ones.