The Capital Region has so many legendary landmarks that decorate the landscape. There are some places like The Egg that just don't change with time. Iconic locations like Empire Plaza, RCA building, G.E. Building and so many more look the same today as  they did when they were created.

What about those other locations that were just as legendary, or simply hold dear memories, that have changed with time? We have plenty of those locations from Saratoga to Schenectady. Let's take a look back and compare then and now.

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Recently I took a trip down memory lane as I was exploring locations around the Capital Region. I am talking about places such as Crossgates Mall, the Adelphi Hotel and Storytown U.S.A. While I was reminiscing I became curious to see what each location looked like then and now.

As you scroll through the pictures below you will see dramatic changes with some locations while other destination look very much the same. Some stores, restaurants and venue no longer exist and it is interesting to see what is there now.

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One of my favorite places to grab breakfast or lunch is the Colonie Diner. The food is great and the staff is even better, The building at 1890 Central Avenue in Colonie has evolved over the years. Do you remember it looking like that?

That is just one example of the changes, evolution and the comings and goings in the Capital Region over the years. Take a look at these pictures to see what Frog Alley looked like before it was built. When Gaslight Village left Lake George what replaced it? Take a look at the Capital Region, then and now.

Capital Region Landmarks, Then and Now

Do you remember what these Capital Region landmarks used to look like? Compare to what they look like now.

Crossgates Mall in Albany Opened in 1984

This is what the Crossgates Mall looked like when it opened in 1984.

Identify These Capital Region Landmarks From Satellite Photos

Google Maps is a pretty amazing thing. Google Satellite Images are even more amazing considering what they can capture with a camera miles above the earth's surface. So let's have a little fun and see if you can identify some Capital Region landmarks from the great beyond. Check out each satellite photo below, followed by a street view angle to see if ya got 'em right!