This is an intercontinental dialog, begun in 2005 between two Black-Irish-American brothers, both writers, wherein they revisit their 20th century roots in the mythical city of Albany, New York. Bob currently lives in Kyoto, Japan and Mick in Santa Barbara, California.
The banner at the top of the page is a window into their past; from the left, Bob, when he was a model in Japan in the 80s; followed by a trolly crossing the intersection of State and Pearl Streets in downtown Albany in the 40s, just a few blocks below the State Capital (in the background you can see Myers Department Store, where their dad was the display manager in the 50s).
Next is a shot of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, The Little King, overlooking construction of the Empire State Plaza in the 60s; a view of the Governor’s Mansion on Eagle Street, in the same neighborhood where the Blog Brothers dreamed, schemed and plotted their escape. Last but not least is a shot of the Irish Mick, a portrait of the artist as a young man.
For a bit more detail on the scene of these crimes, you might want to pick up a copy of O Albany! by William Kennedy, another Irish Catholic boy from the mythical capital of the Empire State.