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Sunday, 16th March Boston, MA
Providence, RI (the Rhode Island State House, downtown, the Providence River waterfront, College Hill and the Roger Williams National Memorial)
Tuesday, 18th March Providence, RI
Thursday, 20th March Providence, RI
Friday, 21st March Providence, RI
Saturday, 22nd March Brown University
Gilbert Franklin
College Hill
Rhode Island State House
Red-tailed hawk
Sunday, 23rd March Flood level markers

Sunday, 16th March

Stars and Stripes

Boston, MA

The view from my hotel window, looking out over the Inner Harbour and the airport.

Boston skyline
Delta Airlines Airbus A319, N358NB Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800, N390DA

Providence, RI

A slightly more comprehensive visit to Providence than the hour or so I spent there with Kita on a road trip in June 2010. Nicer weather, too!

Rhode Island State House

Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House
The Independent Man, Rhode Island State House Oliver Hazard Perry statue Oliver Hazard Perry statue Nathanael Greene statue Nathanael Greene statue Nathanael Greene statue
American robin (Turdus migratorius) American robin (Turdus migratorius)

Downtown

Bank of America building 50 Kennedy Square ICI paint stirrer Merchants Bank Building Exchange Building

Providence River waterfront

Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial Financial District
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Korean War memorial County Courthouse Plaque commemorating Giovanni di Verrazzano Financial Districtlabelled

College Hill

House Rockefeller Library Daniel Dale House First Unitarian Church of Providence Carrie Tower
Front Green and University Hall Robinson Hall
H. P. Lovecraft Memorial Square First Church of Jesus Christ, Scientist Fire department alarm box Binney–Nichols House Meeting and Congdon Streets
Rhode Island State Arsenal Fire engine Episcopalian Cathedral of St John Church Street

Roger Williams National Memorial

Roger Williams founded Providence after being thrown out of Massachusetts for being too puritanical. A tiny National Parks property: just a couple of city blocks. Imagine the poor rangers who signed up to be at Yellowstone or Yosemite and ended up in downtown Providence.

Entrance sign Roger Williams National Memorial Roger Williams National Memorial and Episcopalian Cathedral Providence's first well Providence's first well

Tuesday, 18th March

Providence, RI

Financial district World War memorial World War memorial First Unitarian Church of Providence, seen from the 11th floor conference room Providence

Thursday, 20th March

Providence, RI

Views of Providence from the 11th-floor conference room.

Providence County Courthouse Financial District Memorial Park Bank of America Building Downtown Providence

Gun Totem, a sculpture by Boris Bally, made from a thousand handguns collected by a scheme to reduce the number in circulation.

“Gun Totem”, by Boris Bally “Gun Totem”, by Boris Bally “Gun Totem”, by Boris Bally

Friday, 21st March

Providence, RI

First Unitarian Church of Providence World War II Memorial List Art Building, Brown University Providence County Courthouse Old Stone Bank
Rhode Island crest World War II Memorial Mail chute

Saturday, 22nd March

Brown University

The Brown Bear by Eli Harvey The Brown Bear by Eli Harvey The Brown Bear by Eli Harvey
Simmons Quadrangle Sciences Library Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Gilbert Franklin

Two sculptures by Birmingham-born sculptor Gilbert Franklin, both on the Rhode Island School of Design campus.

“Orpheus Ascending” fountain by Gil Franklin “Orpheus Ascending” fountain by Gil Franklin “Orpheus Ascending” fountain by Gil Franklin “Daybreak” by Gil Franklin “Daybreak” by Gil Franklin

College Hill

I'm not sure why so many American churches call themselves “First” but the First Baptist Church in America is actually the oldest Baptist congregation in the country. It was founded in 1638 by Roger Williams, who founded Providence after being thrown out of Massachusetts. The building dates from 1775.

First Baptist Church in America First Baptist Church in America First Baptist Church in America First Baptist Church in America Carr House Fleur-de-Lys Studios

Rhode Island State House

US flag Rhode Island State House The Independent Man, Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House
Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House Rhode Island State House

Red-tailed hawk

Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Sunday, 23rd March

Brass plaques in my hotel lobby marking the level of storm surges from the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 and Hurricane Carol in 1954. The higher one is at exactly my eye level. In the 1960s, the city built a barrier to prevent these kinds of shenanigans.

Flood level markers


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