Tracing the Dutch Heritage in Albany through Tulips

Albany is a city with a rich Dutch heritage. Around 1609, it was the Dutch who established the Fort Orange at the site of the present-day Albany. To celebrate the heritage, every year during the Mother’s Day weekend a Tulip Festival is celebrated at the Washington Park in Albany.

This year, however, the tulips are a few weeks early. Yesterday morning I rode my bike to the park and found that the tulips are in full bloom! Enjoy the some of the pictures that I took this year!!

The Esther and Maureen Tulips

The Yellow Ones against The Blue Sky

The Beauty Queen: Even Sexier When Wet

The Fringe Tulips

The Blushing Lady

The Yellow Pomponette

The Purple Diamond

The Flair

Thank you, tulips… for taking me to a very nice retreat to Holland!

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