My favorite building in Albany is City Hall, also pictured in the previous post:
In front is a statue of Philip Schuyler, a Revolutionary War general, born in Albany:
Also lovely is the building that houses the New York Court of Appeals (the highest court in the state of New York). The Court of Appeals Hall has a fabulous rotunda:
The mural inside the dome is called "Romance of the Skies." It was painted by Eugene F. Savage:
A very new age vibe. With painted sparkles that remind me of a 5-year-old girl's princess fantasy. Visionary, painted in 1959. What it has to do with law, I'm not too sure. Is law some sort of astrology? But what else to paint in a dome in a government building? You can't depict a God anyone believes in, so why not some Greek/Roman gods?
Near the Court of Appeals Hall, is St. Mary's Church:
Nearby, is Academy Park, which has a cool sculpture of Lewis A. Swyer, who seems to want company:
In the background, you can see the New York State Capitol. All I want to say about that building in this post is that I love the magnificent equestrian statue of the Civil War general Philip Henry Sheridan that guards one side of the Capitol:
I won't go on to the New York State Capitol in this post. An overdone horror, it is only beautiful relative to the unbelievable atrocity that is the Empire State Plaza. It will take separate posts to attend to these complicated architectural matters. This post is called "Beautiful Albany," and I will end it here.