Love Goes On – Discover Albany

I spent most of today walking around downtown Albany, NY melting in the head and documenting the awesome #CapitalWalls project. The #CapitalWalls project enlivens public spaces with giant murals by local artists. The murals are the first thing I see when I arrive in Albany, and they make me happy. My favorite mural is “Love Goes On” by Nick Walker.

For more information about the elegant Capital Walls project check out the Albany Center Gallery page.

I will have more photographs of the murals when I finally get my roll of Lomography Potsdam 100 developed in a century or two.

Brenton Point State Park

On this edition of GordonGoes, I find myself on top of a lookout tower in a state park in Newport, Rhode Island.

I don’t know the history of this state park but I do know it contains a beautiful destroyed horse barn that makes for great ruin porn and has incredible ocean breezes.

On the day that I visited it was around 90 degrees outside but a mysterious fog was blowing in from the harbor which made the heat tolerable and the ruins even spookier than usual. If you are in Rhode Island, I highly recommend visiting Newport and Brenton State Park.

Toilet Bowl

10,000 years ago, when I was younger and thin, I was the worst kind of provincial art whore.  Truth. Thanks to my innate Episcopalian ability to manipulate loopholes, I found myself in Bilbao for a six-month study abroad program to learning Basque. Bai! While there, I tried to visit the Guggenheim Bilbao as much as possible and it was where I learned to truly love conceptual art. My Spanish roommates used to make fun of me for my visits to the Guggenheim and say that the Guggenheim NYC looked a toilet bowl and the Guggenheim Bilbao what you would put in it.

It was only recently that I finally got to visit the Guggenheim New York City and I kind of agree, it does look like a toilet bowl.