Thames Streets and the Docks – Newport, RI

The heart of Newport is Thames Streets and the docks whose shops and restaurants teem with people on a nice day. Thames St. is one of the oldest continuously used streets in the state leading to some wonderful old architecture.

Charles Street Station Post Office – Monochrome vs. Color

Post Office - Monochrome

In a previous post, I mentioned how much I enjoy the look of Charles Street in Boston Massachusetts. This image is of the post office at he far end of the street. It retains its vintage look. A part of me wants to keep it in BW to give it that accentuate that look, but the flowers look so nice in color.

Do you have a preference?

US Post Office Charles Street Station

Newport Tower

This tower stands in the heart of historic Newport. Nobody is exactly sure what it is. The conventional wisdom is that it is a former windmill with radiocarbon testing dating it back to the late 1600s. Alternative hypotheses, suggest it was built by the Vikings, Medieval Templar Knights, Portuguese explorers and Chinese sailors, to name a few.

Where do you think it came from????

Les Jonquilles

Yesterday you saw the cycling part of the Tour de Jonquilles. Today, I present the flowers and fulfill a request.

Tour de Jonquilles

Last weekend, my wife and I drove down to Newport, Rhode Island for the Tour de Jonquilles. Newport is a seaport town that in the 19th century became the place where the wealthy and powerful in America built summer homes. Currently, they have planted over 750,000 daffodils with a goal of a million. We took a leisurely group ride, touring of the town. Today, photos of the tour and tomorrow, photos of the daffodils.