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Monday, July 1, 2013

Monthly Theme Day - Façades

On the first of the month, the City Daily Photo blogging community take a theme, interpret that theme and post the results.  Please visit the portal and see the amazing photographs based on the theme of Façades.

This is the front of City Hall, on Jay Street.  Technically, it's not a façade; it's just part of the front.  But this part is a historical marker of sorts, and is unique to Schenectady so I felt justified posting this.  It reads:

Founded in the wilderness beyond feudal control inherits the spirit of liberty and progress.
Here our forefathers established a college free from sectarianism.
They helped to develop the steam railroad and inland water transportation that carry through her gates the commerce of our nation.
In places of business in workshop and laboratory her citizens still labor to promote the advancement of civilization.

LensMinolta MD 50mm f/1.4
F Number8
Focal Length50 mm
Exposure Time1/200
Exposure ProgramManual
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. I notice that the pigeon couldn't care less. ;)

    I think it's a great choice for the theme, Buck, and a wonderful tribute to your city. Lovely piece of marble, too.

  2. Interesting! Do you know when the marker was erected?

  3. Enjoyed enlarging the shot to read all about it.

  4. a nice choice and i love that the little pigeon got in the shot too!

  5. Nice one - great inscription on the historical marker, really captures the essence of the area's origins!

  6. Serious looking facade, minus the pigeon....

  7. A great choice for the theme day. I think the pigeon adds something to the shot!

  8. Nice choice for Theme Day.

  9. Oh I'm sorry, I missed your post on the day! Very nice. But sectarianism has lived on...


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