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Through Albany

July 17, 2011

Road Through AlbanyAlbany, New York© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Albany, New York

This is as urban as it gets along Route 20 in New York, as it passes through the state capital of Albany. Here it runs along the Empire State Plaza, home to the offices of state legislators and executive branch agencies. More compelling, perhaps, is the egg-shaped structure called, appropriately enough, The Egg, a performing arts center that descends six stories below ground level.

Road Through AlbanyAlbany, New York© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Modern-day Albany is a far cry from its early days. It was first settled as the Dutch trading posts of Fort Nassau (1614) and lays claim to being the longest continually chartered city in the United States (chartered in 1686).

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