|The State House.|
|The anti-view from my hotel window.|
|En route to RISD.|
|Inside the RISD Museum.|
|Landscape from a RISD Museum window.|
|First Baptist Church in America|
|Governor Stephen Hopkins House|
|Narragansett Electric Plant, Manchester Street Powerhouse|
|Dunkin' Donuts (one of A LOT)|
Last week, I was in Providence to attend ICON7. I explored the area on my free day and walked to RISD in the drizzle. I was told that the RISD Museum is a nice place to visit so I went thinking it was an art school gallery; I was wrong. It was a good-sized museum packed to the brim with textiles, antiquity, paintings, and art of all media. As a sampling, the collection included two sarcophagi, a piece of the Babylonian wall, a huge Buddha, a Chihuly chandelier, and Warhol wallpapers. Eclectic huh?!
I never been in New England before, so its landscape was very exciting to me. The architecture, colors, and flora are definitely different than Southern California. Tired from walking, I took a red trolley tour in the afternoon. The trolley driver-guide was able to give names and history to the places I saw and affirm I was not mistaken in thinking that there were a lot of Dunkin' Donuts in the city. A day to tour Providence just wasn't enough.