Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_8.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_1.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_2.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_3.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_4.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_5.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_6.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_7.jpg
There was a Dr. Who/steampunk affair going on at Enchante.

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_little girls

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_9.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_10.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_11.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_12.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_13.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_14.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_15.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_16.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_17.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_19.jpg

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_20.jpg

little hoopers

Troy_Victorian_Stroll_2012_18.jpg

Troy Victorian Stroll 2012 photos

Troy Victorian Stroll balloon man

And the balloon man was there again.

It was fun walking around the Victorian Stroll in Troy Sunday. Lots of strollers (both types), people in Victoriana, street performers, decorated windows.

One of the good things about the stroll is the way it highlights downtown Troy's assets -- the walkable, compact grid; the beautiful architecture; the interesting shop spaces.

Here are a bunch of photos from the afternoon...

Photos are in large format above -- please scroll all the way up.

Comments

MMMMMMM...that's some good STROLLIN'

Y'know, someone in charge of the Stroll should go buy a First Night button this year, so they can get an idea of how to create a program that's actually helpful and easy to use. If it's 2 p.m. and you're at the Stroll, what is there to do? Gosh knows -- you've got to schlog through pages of text, scrutinizing each entry to try to find times, then try to figure out where each thing is actually happening (and how to get there from where you are). By the time you figure out something to see and where it is and walk there, it's probably over.

Ahhh, the Victorian Stroll; Troy's annual salute to the 1 % of yesteryear. How come nobody seems to remember that the 19th Century was full of the miserably poor as well as the robber barons? Apparently people have forgotten their Charles Dickens. Seriously.

KB- My suggestion to them is to take a page out of the Troy Night Out handbook and have a concise map with a listing of events. Maybe a couple of strategic large signs at street corners... I agree with what you said and add to it that using their website to find events is unnecessarily cumbersome.

And Terrance- does your Debbie Downer attitude extend to the Saratoga Victorian Stroll, as well, or is that just reserved for Troy? I would love to hear your views on the plight of the migrant worker as I'm trying to eat a salad...

Annnnyway, Little B and her sisters are looking fierce in their outfits on the 9th picture down. I wish I was half as cool as an adult as those kids are now.

Terrence- in my hastiness to defend what I find to be a delightful Trojan event, I overlooked a phenomenal business opportunity and for that I apologize. What say you and I dress up like Dickensian street urchins next year and attempt to pickpocket as many people as possible. People will think it's part of the event and if someone catches us redhanded, we'll just start singing "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two" to charm/confuse the pants off of them.

I was the milkmaid in our junior high production of Oliver and, with that theatrical training under my belt, I think we can pull this off.

@Terrence, some consider Troy, NY to be one of the best preserved specimens of Victorian era architecture. I'd like to thank yesteryear's 1% for building such a beautiful city for today's 99% to live in.

I do remember a group of filthy street urchins at the Troy stroll a few years ago. I think they were even chanting about workers' rights. It was a kind of awesome counterpoint. So there, Terrence.

In past years, I always thought the presence of the charismatic and gentle Patrick Sisti [RIP] in the role of Saint Nicholas was one the best highlights of the Troy Victorian Stroll. His absence will always be conspicuous to me.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Poking at some numbers for New York school districts, graduation rates, and income

Two things (indirectly) prompted this post: 1. The discussion around that Miss Pearl question about moving out of Albany for the school district. 2. Another... (more)

Chip Kidd at Skidmore

Designer/author Chip Kidd will be at Skidmore November 13 for a talk and Q&A. Kidd is probably best known for this book covers. He's designed... (more)

Toughness

Over at the Times Union, Deanna Fox talked with Eliza Winters about keeping her family's Hill Hollow Farm in Rensselaer County going after her husband's... (more)

Evil Dead: The Musical x2

Somewhat improbably, there's a stage musical version of The Evil Dead cult-classsic movie series. And somewhat even more improbably, there will be two productions of... (more)

Contractor for matching historical building style?

Omar emails: I'm buying a victorian-style house in Troy soon and would like to have a garage built. I would like it to match the... (more)

Recent Comments

... Let's also lower the city speed limit to 25 while we're at it. Maybe then these morons will not go 45 miles an hour down Washington Avenue. Why should cities surrender themselves to the automobile and automobile drivers? - the very forces that killed cities to begin with. ...

Poking at some numbers for New York school districts, graduation rates, and income

...has 1 comment, most recently from Jeremy

Contractor for matching historical building style?

...has 4 comments, most recently from Sean

Albany Common Council passes red light camera ordinance: comments, votes, thoughts

...has 35 comments, most recently from Joe A

Figuring Sh!t Out with Amy Biancolli

...has 3 comments, most recently from Deanna

Toughness

...has 2 comments, most recently from Deanna