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  The enormous 22 x 9-foot mural was commissioned in 2001 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the start of business in January 1902 of The Adirondack Trust Company of Saratoga Springs, NY.

Anne Diggory designed "The Flume" to be a visually dramatic experience for the viewers ascending and descending the stairs. Each level of the stairs provides a different view of the falls in the same way that a trail offers glimpses of the natural surroundings. Much of the energy of the painted waterfall comes from the expressionistic style of painting and the juxtapositions of textures and colors that plunge from the sunlit distance through the dark flume and into the opalescent pool. The eye of the viewer is then pulled up the stacks of tilting rock formations to rest again at the top.

The bank is located on the southwest corner of Broadway and Church Street in Saratoga Springs, NY. The stairwell with the mural is located at the rear of the building near the parking lot. It can be entered during bank hours, 9-3 weekdays and 9-12 Saturdays (entering on Saturdays through the offices behind the ATM machine). 584-5844

Details of mural



    From the first landing, a sense of enclosure   From the second floor, glimpses of the top amidst the angles of the climb with light pouring from the skylight into the waterfall.
  From the third floor, a sense of vertigo, gazing down into the distant pool.