Over the weekend, Aimee showed me her hometown and neighboring cities. We went on several long walks through Troy and Cohoes -- at a spirited pace, I must add, which means Aimee walks very fast and I scurried to keep up. Troy and Cohoes are cities that bustled with thriving industry 100-150 years ago but declined sharply when their industries closed down. Now, decaying remnants of those prosperous times are evident.
It's possible to find poignant beauty in buildings which were once grand and are now dormant. See if you can see it in these pictures.