Albany

Submitted by Ben on Tue, 05/17/2005 - 15:25

Eleanor and I both slept in until about 11, and then I caught up on my e-mail while she ran errands.  Around 2 we took a bus to downtown.  While she watched some AIDS documentaries in the film festival, I walked around downtown.

I was particularly impressed by the Empire Plaza... although Eleanor tells me it stands as a textbook example of "totalitarian architecture," we both rather like its creative use of space (for example, the sprawling convention halls are underground, and an overpass serves as both a stairway and an amphitheatre), its balance of office towers and public squares, and of course "The Egg."

After the film, we went to dinner and dessert, getting back to her place around 11 PM.