Albany, Bernie Sanders, Civil War, Deadpool, Flowers, Henry L. King, J. Massey Rhind, King Memorial Fountain, Moses, Mount Horeb, New York, Robert Burns, Rufus H. King, statue, Tulip Festival, tulips, Washington Park, William S. Egerton
With my new camera I will travel to take pictures and that’s just what I did on Friday morning as I traveled to downtown Albany to Washington Park and snapped some pictures of well, the park. And of course the tulips that were left over from the Tulip Festival.
Every year on Mother’s Day weekend they throw a festival called the Tulip Festival and well, it’s in honor of a bunch of tulips they plant and they sometimes make interesting designs and what not with the flowers.
It’s one of those annual events in which everyone comes out to celebrate, I personally haven’t been since 2009, but I went by a week later and took a bunch of pictures.
You’ll see a few of the flowers, some statues from Washington Park and a bunch of other stuff. I got cut off from taking more pictures because a sudden down pour of rain. Which scared me because of my new camera. Oh, and there’s a special design from a recent movie can you tell which movie it is?
Just a bunch of yellow tulips.
This is the Soliders and Sailors’ Monument which was erected in 1912. It was It was built in honor of Civil War veterans and it’s a marble monument sitting ona granite base with a bronze statue representing the Nation, holding the palms of victory.
This is Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet which was original erected in 1888.
You can see the King Memorial Fountain in the background.
So many nice flowers.
Look at all those flowers.
Some purple ones.
A nice selection of flowers.
Moses raises the flowers.
All hail Moses!
Do you like this angle?
Or this one?
A nice arrangement of flowers.
Oh wait.. it’s the Deadpool logo!
A little taste of Albany.
It was erected in 1893 with a monumental bronze statue of Moses smiting the rock for water on Mount Horeb. Four Israelite slaves are included representing the four states of life: infancy, youth, adulthood and old age. It was a gift from Rufus H. King and was sculpted by J. Massey Rhind. The fountain is in the center of the formal gardens laid out by William S. Egerton.
Just a close up on some flowers.
This didn’t come out as good as I wished.
You can see it all.
The Washington Park lake house. True fact I’ve been inside that building.
It’s just a tree.
One of the fountains in the lake.
Albany’s Washington Park or New York City’s Central Park?
Someone really loves Bernie Sanders!
And finally… ducks on a pond!