Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Spring Run Trail ....Part 2

One of the first interesting items that you run across is this fencing  on the right of the path--anybody know what the City is protecting you from ???? From falling into the emerging Spring Run stream!
Here it is from the other side of the fence. Think back to  Congress Park, standing by the carousel, that is the last spot that you would see this stream above ground.  Some say the headwaters (or where it starts) is under CVS in Congress Plaza where it naturally runs underground to the park--pops up near the bandstand.....It then runs via culvert by the carousel- down Putnam Street to High Rock and is free flowing from this spot through Ten Springs - around the closed landfill to finally empties into Lake Lonely.

Later, we will add a 1800's map showing how stream ran through the area.

Spring Run Trail in Saratoga Springs. Part 1

We are soooo happy that the Spring Run Trail is finally opened !  The treasures abound !!!!!!
At the start of the Trail - this is looking north - across Excelsior Ave.  The field was where the City ice skating rink building it is a DEC Brownfield.  We hope that some handicapped parking will be built there...otherwise there is no true handicap access.

This is the house that the Taylor brothers owned.  They developed the area that was part of the Ten Springs....More later.

How the building and area looked in 1888.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Go see Beckettshorts at the Tang Museum

Just be sure that you don't become part of the actors guild while waiting in the lobby.....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Snowperson at the Frederick Gardens Apartments in Saratoga Springs.

A little snowperson --still visiting Saratoga Springs after our early snowfall yesterday.

Outstretched arms - Waiting for more snow ?  Or just remembering that this was the old site for St. Faith's School for girls ???

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hudson River Shakespeare presents Murder, Mayhem, and the Macabre.

Candles the library !
Th ghosts and goblins oversaw the Finger (food) in the finger bowl.

Friday, October 29, 2010

New rules in getting spring water at the Saratoga State Park.

Five gallons barely last a week in our household.
Soft, Sweet spring water.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Winterizing Yaddo.

Morning, Noon, and Night statue.
See you next Spring.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Peppers Market on Lake Ave. listed for sale today.

From the real estate listing.

"Oldest operating market in Saratoga. Located on East Side, great opportunity. Includes going concern, real estate and FF & E. Cafe and catering business, room for expansion. Owners are currently expanding other business venture and are motivated to sell.
Acres: 0.16
Type: Commercial
Use Type: Business, Restaurant, Metal
Zoning: 0"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NBC interviewing author Jeff Goodell on Caroline Street this morning.

Nice day for an outdoor interview......Mr. Goodell is an expert on mining.

   "Big coal : the dirty secret behind America's energy future"  

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Artwork at the Saratoga Springs railroad station. Weathered paper.

Looks like the way we recycle our newspapers.

  1.                                                                                                               Salem Arts Works.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tang Museum. 10-10-10-10 . October 10, 2010 10th anniversary. Go take a ride in the elevator.

"Elevator Music series. Consisting of a cluster of reactive light and sound emitting orbs descending from the ceiling of the museum’s cavernous elevator, Specter responds to a soundtrack composed for the installation and sounds made by visitors...."  Quoted from the Tang website.

Elevator Music 17 by Peter Edwards......with visitors creating their own exhibit of orb specters.....

Closing day Grant Cottage 10-10-10. Overlook visitors. Wilton, NY.

General Grant Overlook.  North view with Glens Falls (Northway, Fitch Pruyn, Adirondacks) in background.
Visitors enjoying the view by photographing, resting, reading....