As we drove quite a way to see the baseball game in Troy, NY, we decided we would also take in Albany, the capital of New York State, Albany is on the banks of the Hudson River as is Troy. We obtained a walking tour map at the visitor’s center and explored the city on foot. We were very much struck by the enormity and architecture of the complex of government buildings in Albany. In many respects, it reminded us of Brasilia, the capital of the country of Brazil, not the government complex of just a US State. When one thinks of of certain states having fiscal problems, including New York State, you just look around and think here is part of the reason why.