Albany, NY – A photography exhibit documenting forgotten historic sites and industrial ruins in the Hudson River Valley has opened at the New York State Museum.

The exhibit opened Saturday at the downtown Albany museum. It features more than 80 photographs by Robert Yasinsac and Thomas Rinaldi. The photos are based on their 2006 book “Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape.”

The book and exhibit focus on the region’s great riverside estates, churches, hotels, commercial and civic buildings, mills and train stations. Many of the sites featured in the photos have been abandoned for years. Yasinsac and Rinaldi have photographed more than 500 sites from Yonkers to the Albany area since 1999.

“Hudson Valley Ruins” runs through Dec. 31.

Photos from the exhibition are available at

As reported by Vos Iz Neias