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Friday, March 11, 2011

The Egg

We went to the Gem and Mineral show at the NY State Museum in Albany a few weeks ago, and I got this unusual look at the back of The Egg.  Formally known as the Center for the Performing Arts, this unusual building is part of the Empire State Plaza.  For obvious reasons, everyone simply calls it The Egg.

The crane in the background is working on the state Capitol building; the one with the pointed roof.  Actually, that crane is hauling up pieces of a larger crane which will be used to repair the original crane that was working on the Capitol!

This isn't a proper Skywatch entry this week - I don't really have a decent sky photo - but do stop and take a look at some of the photos from round the world....

F Number11.0
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/640
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. Definitely a unique shape to the building. I was curious about the small spot of yellow and see now that it is a sculpture.

    Have a great weekend! Hopefully the weather will give you opportunities for more Skywatch photos.

  2. Fascinating. I hadn't heard of this building. It must have been quite revolutionary when it was built, as it still looks unique today.


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