Sunday, May 22, 2016


Another beautiful late Spring day to spend out in another city just south of the Capital Region.  Like Woodstock, just 6o miles south on Route 9W is Kingston, you can take the NYS Thruway, but 9W is a much nicer drive, and only takes a few minutes longer.  Kingston was the first Capital of New York State in 1777, but was burned by the British in October 1777.  Today, Kingston boast many historic neighborhoods that are on the State and National Registry.  And they have quite a collection of stone houses in the Stockade District.  So the Brits didn't get everything!!!

The Olde Dutch Church on the corner of Wall and Main Street. 

The Church Yard.

The Senate House constructed in 1676.
A lovely walkable shopping district is also part of the Stockade and has unique canopied sidewalks.  The canopies were installed as an art installation in the 1970's by John Pike on Wall Street and North Front Street.  Such a pleasant way to shop.
Found some fun books in Half Moon Books on N. Front Street.
And believe it or not I don't already own Clive Barker's BOOKS OF BLOOD, but I found 1-3 and 4-6.
Off behind the Senate house is Rhino Record Store. 
And oh baby what I found!!!!
Metallica Live at the Lyceum Ballroom in London 1984.  James and Cliff in full metal mode.  This one is on yellow vinyl, only 500 pressed.
And from last years Record Store Day the first time released Metallica NO LIFE 'TIL LEATHER demo on cassette.  Metallica with Dave Mustaine!!!  Dave in Metallica is fabulous but I could not have lived with out Megadeth all these years.  What sweet boys they were.
Along with the stone houses from the late 1600's there is also a mix of Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate and Colonial buildings.
Deeper into the old Stockade District.
I told you they had quite a collection.  In the Academy Green Park, statues of  Peter Stuyvesant, Gov. DeWitt Clinton and Henry Hudson.
After lunch at Stella's on North Front Street,  we headed down to the historic Roundout Waterfront District along the Roundout Creek.
Eclectic shops, restaurants, museums and a marina.
Looking out at Roundout Creek.
The Chamber Pear Tree.
And the lighthouse on the Hudson River.

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