Last month, we went on The Newport Neighborhood Food Tour with Rhode Island Red Food Tours. There were a total of six stops at very different restaurants. We ate homemade hotdogs with slaw, calamari, Irish bread, ribs, sorbet, deviled eggs, and a few other delicious treats. Our guide gave us a bit of history of the city and brought us to neighborhoods I’d not seen before but would gladly go back to. It goes to show you that it’s worth getting a few blocks away from the touristy places on the water and see the real city. Cheers!
This was the eighth year that Newburyport has had a lantern festival in observance of National Ovarian Cancer Month. People purchase a lantern for a small fee and decorate it as they see fit. Most were decorated in memory of someone who passed away due to ovarian cancer. At dusk, they are lit and set adrift in a small pond in the town center.
I cam home yesterday to find a wonderful gift in the mail. My friend Sarah at Secret Art Exhibition (click here) was vacationing on the coast of the Baltic Sea and made this watercolor painting of a lighthouse for me. Isn’t it wonderful? She’d seen the photos I made earlier this year of lighthouses in Maine and painted this for me. Thank you, Sarah!
The Bunker Hill Monument is a 221-foot (67 m) granite obelisk on a hill in Boston. I went to shoot it a night. The first image (below) is nice with the stark monument against a blue-hour sky. It’s kind of minimalist. I noticed the statue of William Prescott at the base of it and wondered if I could use it to make a more interesting image. I set my tripod us low, really low, and mad the top image. I like it better. It has a different feel to it and just has more happening. It’s just a different way to see it.