Jump to the intro.
"The Unseen Collar City" by John Bulmer, photographer
"The Engineer" by Christine Lewandowski
"Uncle Rainbow" by Christopher Harvey ()
"History of America" by Troy Prep, Grade 6
"The Birds of Oakwood Cemetery" by Judith Vincent
"Uncle Samphony" by Jasmine C. Ceniceros and Carey Clements
"Truly... Uncle Sam" by Samantha Amalia Spalholz
"Unsustainable Beacon" by Fernando Orellana
(It looks like this one might light up at night -- there's a small solar panel on the head.)
"Cyber Sam" by Bob Anderson
"The Annotated Uncle Sam" by Geoffrey Raymond
"Captain America" - by Andrew Kreshik
SAM by Jesse Matulis
We were in downtown Troy this afternoon for some stuff, so we took the opportunity to check out the new Uncle Sam statues around town.
The fiberglass Sams were officially unveiled Friday morning. There are 30 of them around downtown. They're a project from the Troy Downtown BID, and were decorated by local artists and groups. (Here's what they looked like blank.) The plan is for about half the statues to "remain part of the streetscape for the foreseeable future" -- the other half will be auctioned off in November.
Here are photos of a handful of the Sams.
The photos are in large format above -- scroll all the way up.
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
The Albany Center Gallery opens its new members show exhibit Wednesday -- and it's doing so in a new gallery space in the Arcade Building... (more)
The Albany Newspaper Guild, which represents many employees at the Times Union, announced Wednesday that longtime local journalist Marv Cermak left the union $50k in... (more)
The touring live show of the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale is set to return to The Egg April 10. Tickets go on sale... (more)
We had a special order for a certain #rockstar passing through the area...#redwhiteandyou #cupcakes #enjoytroy #bakers #ny #chocolate A photo posted by Nibble Inc.... (more)
This is an interesting look at the idea of "border vacuums" -- highways, sunken roadways, large buildings that constrain neighborhoods or discourage people from easily... (more)