Sunday, May 13, 2012

First Church in Albany

It's Sunday and we will be leaving Montréal this morning and heading down toward Lake Champlain and Vermont. We're planning to spend the night in Burlington, Vermont, before heading back to Albany on Monday.

The church was open for praying, but not for tourists, so we didn't go inside.

This photo shows the twin spires of the First Reformed Church in downtown Albany. The building went up in 1798, but the congregation was established over 150 years earlier (1642) to serve the Dutch settlers in the trading post that would later become Albany.


  1. Well, you chose the right day to visit Montreal since it was sunny and crisp yesterday and today, rain, rain, rain. Hope you had a good time.


  2. Holy cow, the church is that old? And was established so much earlier? I hadn't thought of Albany as being established so early. Yay for history!

  3. I hope to see this area before the year is out.

  4. jon, yes! We were lucky and we had a fantastic time.

    judy, it's a very old city as far as the US is concerned.

    michael, that's cool. You'll be meeting some of the local bloggers?


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