Friday, December 31, 2010
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Driving down busy West Main Road in Middletown, I often notice this tiny old Episcopal church and its interesting architecture. It looks like a throwback to another time, seated in the midst of box stores and traffic lights.
seafoam green front door, and the matching pink wreaths. Lucky I caught them when I did, because they changed the wreaths for Christmas.
Wikipedia: "The Church of the Holy Cross in Middletown, Rhode Island, is a parish church of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island of The Episcopal Church. The church is located at 1439 West Main Road, Middletown, Rhode Island. It is an early example of Richard Upjohn's work in translating Gothic architecture from stone to affordable designs for small, wooden churches. Built in 1845, Holy Cross Church exemplifies the architecture made accessible by the publication in 1852 of Upjohn's book, Rural Architecture. In its survey of Middletown's architectural resources, the Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission recommended the Church of the Holy Cross for inclusion in the National Register, along with Upjohn's more luxurious Italianate Hamilton Hoppin House.["
Saturday, December 11, 2010
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Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
The first three pictures in this series are of the Barbara Ann, a fishing boat in Gallilee, Rhode Island. The boat caught my attention because my mother's name is Barbara Ann. I included the last shot because I love how the sun illuminated the windows of the small passenger boat.
Gallilee is a working fishing village and part of the town of Narragansett.
In 1902, the story goes, Thomas Mann a fisherman from nova Scotia who had settled here ,felt the village that had sprung up with it's fishing shacks should be called Galilee, after the fishing village of biblical times. One day, an old timer sat on the docks repairing his nets when a stranger called out to him, "Where am I". The answer was "Galilee". "And what is that?" the stranger asked pointing to the other side of the channel. The old timer thought for a minute, nodded his head and replied, "must be Jerusalem". And so the name of Galilee and Jerusalem have been used since to denote a most picturesque part of Rhode Island."
-from Narragansett, RI.com