Posted by: David Giacalone | February 13, 2011

a romantic pair of flamingos visit Lawrence

flampair5follow-up  (Feb. 13, 2017): Our Editor-Photographer just discovered this morning that, on some unknown date, the original version of this posting mysteriously disappeared. This is not the kind of flamingo mystery we cherish here at “suns along the Mohawk”, but “operator error” of some sort was certainly the culprit. As a substitute, we are now displaying pages 8 & 9 of “Valentine Flamingos in the Schenectady Stockade: whimsy and mystery at Lawrence Circle” (3rd Edition, 2016), which commemorate the 2011 flamingo visitation to Lawrence, followed by a slideshow of the 2011 flamingo images salvaged from personal archives.

As you can see, 2011 brought a single pair of flamingos, one male and one female, to Lawrence Circle. It was a uniquely romantic Stockade moment.


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. .  Note: It warmed up significantly throughout the day on February 14, 2011, and our romantic pair were leaning quite a bit by Happy Hour.

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If you need more Stockade romance and mystery, see the links on our Valentine Flamingo Category page.



  1. Hey David-
    Thanks for the chat in the library Thursday night and thanks for these photos. The snowmen and the flamingos warm our hearts in this cold weather and your pictures (taken while braving the cold) bring that warmth home to us while we sit home in our warm Stockade homes!

    • Many thanks, Susannah. I hope the warmth of Valentine’s Day lasts ’til Spring.

  2. Beautilful Pictures. Very warming and careful.

    • Thanks, Helen. I was not as careful as I should have been at my age — climbing those snowbanks for a better angle — but it was worth the risk.

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