This could be interesting: A new exhibit -- Hudson Valley Ruins -- opens this Saturday at the State Museum. It includes more than 80 photographs by Robert Yasinsac and Thomas Rinaldi of "forgotten historic sites and cultural treasures in the Hudson River Valley." Blurbage:
The exhibition is based on Yasinsac and Rinaldi's 2006 book, Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape. In addition to great river estates, the book and exhibition profiles sites meaningful to everyday life in the Valley: churches, hotels, commercial and civic buildings, mills, and train stations. The exhibition explores many of these abandoned places and also revisits several sites that have changed in the past ten years since the book's publication.
Working together since meeting in 1999, Yasinsac and Rinaldi have photographed more than 500 sites throughout the region. First photographing sites around their childhood homes, they gradually worked farther afield, eventually expanding their scope to cover the entire region between Yonkers and the Capital District. Driven by a sense of urgency to document sites of architectural or cultural significance that seemed poised to disappear, the pair also found beauty in the picturesque decay of these places.
There are a few more photos from the exhibit after the jump.
It will be on display at the State Museum through the end of 2017.
Oliver Bronson House in Hudson, Columbia County, 2002, by Thomas Rinaldi
Greycourt in Chester, Orange County, 2013, by Robert Yasinsac
Wyndclyffe in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, in 2013, by Thomas Rinaldi
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