Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Visit to Rhode Island

My old friend (since first grade) John kept inviting me to visit him in Providence and I finally made it! My friend George accompanied me. We had a great time. John was a superb host and tour guide.

We stayed at the B & B of John's friend Annie. It was a lovely place.

The Annie Brownell House


There was a lot of interesting architecture in Providence. Below you will see some examples.

Roger Williams founded the first Baptist Church in America.

We visited the museum of the Rhode Island School of Design. It is considered the second best university museum in the U.S.  (Harvard is first and the U of Mich is third.)

Below you will see some of the objects in the Decorative Arts section.

  A German glass commemorating the first year of World War I

Chris seated in front of a Rothko painting 

God bless the corners of this house 
And be the lintel blest - 
And bless the hearth and bless the board 
And bless each place of rest -
And bless the crystal windowpane that lets the
sunlight in
And bless each door that opens wide, to stranger as
to kin.
Always good friends, John and Chris 

Generous George treats us at an Italian restaurant in Providence 

Heading to Newport via Wickford



A stone in the graveyard of the church that I could relate to

What was the significance of this wooden heart and the piece of cloth above the stone?

 The Atlantic Ocean

 One of the Mansions (also known as Cottages) - The Breakers

We walked along the Cliff Walk.


 Back in Providence - The Last Morning

I was very happy to meet Rosanna Orfield Cavaghan and two of her children for breakfast at the Newport Creamery.

          Rose, Antonia, and Joey

Chris (photo taken by Joey) 

Joey, Antonia, and Rose

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