Monday, July 30, 2007

A Moment in Albany

I recently spent a week on business at a hotel in historic downtown Albany. A couple times, I went out for little bits of exploration, finding parks hidden away between buildings, a wonderful historic state capitol, and some lovely brownstones. Herman Melville lived--and, I believe, wrote Moby Dick--very near here.

1 comment:

Todd said...

You were very close to the Melville home. I've walked by it a few times myself and didn't realize what it was. The neighboring town of Troy was also mentioned by Kurt Vonnegut in one of his stories (as "Ilium").

I really love Moby Dick, by the way. I'll have to read it again sometime.