Saratoga Historic Battlefield

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In the Southeastern Adirondacks of New York State just South of Glens Falls, NY there is the Saratoga National Historic Park.  This is a National Park at the site of the historic Saratoga battlefield of the revolutionary war. Here is a mandatory view of the canon at Bemis Heights at the park: 

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The Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls

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As we tour downtown in Glens Falls, New York in the Southeastern Adirondacks, we come across the Chapman House. This is part of the Historical Museum and resides in a classic house in Glens Falls that originally belonged to Zopher DeLong. It houses many historical exhibits and rotating exhibits of local history. This is a view of the external of the house:

Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the Hyde Collection Museum

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The above image is an oil painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls, New York. It is called “Estelle in a Red Hat”, and was painted by the French artist in 1876. The image below is called “Coco” and was painted in 1905. Renoir lived in France from 1841-1919.

El Greco at the Hyde Collection Museum

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We are continuing our tour of the Hyde Collection Museum of Art in Glens Falls, New York.  There were many famous artist’s works on display. Here is a work by Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco who was Greek and active in Italy and Spain. He painted this work entitled “Saint James the Less” about 1595. Oil on Canvas. 

Rubens at the Hyde Collection Museum

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We are touring around Glens Falls, New York in the Southeastern Adirondacks and inside the Hyde Collection Museum of Art.  Here are two paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, a Flemish Painter 1577-1640.  This one is called “Man in Armor, 1615: 

The second one by Rubens is called “Head of a Moor”, 1620:

Panorama Inside the Hyde Collection Museum

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We are touring around inside the Hyde Collection Museum of Art in Glens Falls, NY.  Glens Falls, NY is in the extreme Southeastern Adirondacks and the Hyde Museum is comprised of a new modern concrete building attached to the original Hyde House historic site. In the older section there is this multi story room or rotunda with a large glass skylight.  It was rather close for my lens I had that day, so I took a 4 shot panorama to try to capture the room better.

In this view we are looking up more at the window: 

Inside the Hyde Collection Museum

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We are touring around in Glens Falls, New York in the summertime. Here we are inside the Hyde Collection Museum.  This is a view of the inside rotunda of the older part of the building with its columns and traditional architecture. There is lots of natural light coming in from the huge skylight above.

The Hyde Museum in Glens Falls, NY

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We are in Glens Falls, New York in the Southeastern Adirondacks and touring all around. Here we find the Hyde Museum of Art which is a newer concrete building attached to a classic older building as seen in the photo below.

Dam and Falls at Glens Falls, New York

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So there actually is a Falls in Glens Falls, New York and we are visiting it in the summer, although I am sure it is beautiful and frozen in the Winter there in Upstate NY.  The water is the Hudson River which flows from the Adirondacks down through Glens Falls to the Atlantic Ocean via New York City.  A dam was built here to control the flow of water and feeder canals in 1913 and lasted 100 years until it was rebuilt in 2013.  How it is a hydroelectric dam. To the right side you can see the new feeder canal that supplies water to the Finch Pruyn Company Paper Mill and downstream.  The old feeder canal is beyond the fence to the far right.