Posted by: David Giacalone | May 19, 2013

a Stockade rooftop high

photo of portion of the 1st Reformed Church steeple in the Schenectady NY Stockade District taken from the roof of The Colonial Arms apartment building - 14May2013 It took me 25 years of Stockade living to get to the roof of the Colonial Arms apartment building, at 9 North Church Street. Thanks to good neighbor and building superintendent Pete Pasternak, I finally got to enjoy the view earlier this week from the Stockade’s tallest (non-church) building, on a day with a gorgeous blue sky and lovely clouds, in tne company of two of my most charming and adventurous friends, Sylvie Briber and Susannah Hand.

Peter, Susannah & Sylvie looking east

The views were even more breathtaking than my camera could capture, but I still needed to share the results.  The new perspective on some of my favorite photographic subjects was enlightening and enjoyable. I will surely get back up there quite a few times in the next quarter century, if the Colonial Arms management invites me back.


– more than ever, I urge you to click on a photo to see a larger version .

There are twenty images in this Slideshow.  You can also see them all separately in the Gallery below.

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collage of photos taken on the roof of the Colonial Arms in Schenectady NY - 14May2013 . here’s a collage with some of my favorite shots; click on it for a much larger version.

This Gallery has each of the photos in the Slideshow above.  Scroll over a picture for a description and click on it for a larger version:


Thanks again to Peter for hosting our picturesque rooftop visit.


  1. David’s header for the Friends of the Library web site is magnificent. Thank you.

    Ellie Rowland

    • Many thanks, Ellie. I haven’t seen you in ages, and I hope you and Gene are doing well and enjoying your travels.

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