Some Autumn Splendor Among the Grandeur of Saratoga Springs

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

 From the humble farmsteads of the New York Amish to the opulent, expansive mansions of Saratoga Springs....autumn looks just as breathtaking.  Most of you know my heart is in the country where I swoon over worn buildings and barns on gravel and dirt roads, but that doesn't mean I don't have an appreciation for the beautiful architecture found on so many streets in Saratoga Springs.  

I grew up on Saratoga Lake, just a few miles from downtown Saratoga Springs.  My first job was in the Admission Office of Skidmore College so I'm no stranger to the architectural majesty that graces the streets around town.  Normally I don't photograph it because photographer, Gail Stein, captures all the best of every nook and cranny in and around Saratoga and shares it every morning on her Frozen Moments In and Around Saratoga Facebook page.  Her over 4,500 followers look forward to her daily shares where she never fails to capture the essence of everything Saratoga throughout the year.  No one could do it better so typically I leave that up to her, but when we took a drive around town last week I couldn't help but snap some photos of some of the homes in their autumn glory.  Come along as I take you on a mini tour of residential Saratoga Springs.

This next photo is Palozza Riggi .... owned by Michele and Ron Riggi, Saratoga philanthropists.  This is the first year that Palazzo Riggi hasn't been decorated for Halloween, perhaps due to Covid or maybe it's because Michele and Ron have a brand new grandson, Lucien.  Still, the Riggi estate is looking stunning just the same.  
I happen to know the owner of the next stunning home (below): 

Beautiful, right?  If you enjoyed this mini tour, check out Gail's page (link above).  She definitely captures the heart and soul of Saratoga year round.  She also sells a calendar each year featuring her beautiful photography - perfect for anyone who can't get enough of Saratoga's charm.    
As for me, I'll keep on capturing the rural beauty found in old barns and farmhouses because.....well, because that's what speaks to me.  Thanks for stopping by!  Come back soon for more Life As I See It.


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