Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Washington Park, Albany NY

Welcome to Washington Park in Albany, NY.  This is home of The Tulip Fest which happens usually on Mother's Day weekend.  We went last night and enjoyed the tulips and fountain.  All was peaceful and serene until we witnessed a disorderly group of pre-teens sit on a picnic table and rock it until it collapsed on the ground.  A guy who I think was a security person sat and watched and then finally got up and told them to leave.  They didn't, they just went where he couldn't see them.  There was a nice playground and dog park there also.  Lots of wide open spaces and beautiful old trees. 

The fountain in the park is Moses splitting the rock and the figures around it represent the different stages of life.  It was put in the park by Henry King in memory of his father, Rufus King.  I couldn't quite make out the name of the sculptor in the plaque photo.  Hope you enjoy the photos!  Linda

7 comments:

fowfies said...

This is BREATHTAKING! Oh Linda, the pictures are just lovely! Just overwhelming...so beautiful. The colors are so vivid. Thanks for sharing them.

madcobug said...

Your pictures are beautiful Linda. I believe the red one is a flowering quince. I could almost smell those lilacs. They have such a delicious smell. Thanks for sharing. Helen

elainey2465 said...

Hi Linda - thought I would pop in and catch up with your journal - not got my alerts switched back on yet - still busy as you know! thanks for visiting me. Loved the pics they are beautiful Love Laine xxx

bowyerlori said...

LINDA, WHAT BEAUTIFUL PICS!!! SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME, THANKS FOR THE COMMENT, THE MEDS ARE WORKING! LOVE YA, LORI

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Linda, the pics are great, I love the vibrant colour of tulips. I'm sending you a link to a piece on the sculptor. Jeannette xx  

nightmaremom said...

Great pictures.  The color just jumps!  Love 'em
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jckfrstross said...

Have a good week:)

Deb