Rhode Island State Capital
Providence, RI was founded in 1636. This beautiful State House was built in 1895. It is the 4th largest self-supporting marble dome in the world behind St. Peter’s Basilica, The Minnesota State House, and the Taj Mahal.
I had the opportunity (actually a privilege) to work in Rhode Island for over seven years. As with every state, it has challenges, but it is also home to great beauty. In fact, measuring beautiful vistas per square mile, I venture to say that The Ocean State is the most aesthetically pleasing of all of the 50 states I have visited.
The next time you plan a trip to the Northeast: explore the history of Boston, the beauty of the Green and White mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, the wonder of Acadia National Park in Maine, and the coastline of Connecticut. But don’t forget Little Rhody!
While there, check out Beavertail State Park on Jamestown, Cliff Walk and the Gilded Age Mansions of Newport, Waterfire in Providence, the Narragansett beaches, and, of course, Block Island!
One more recommendation for your Rhode Island visit: Cross the bridge and twist your way to 590 Ocean Avenue, the Castle Hill Inn. Sit in an Adirondack chair, enjoy a glass of wine, and feel the warm breeze kiss your cheek and wave your hair. And, now, reverently, peacefully, toast the sun as she slips into the Bay.
Sorry, that last part was as much a beautiful flashback as a recommendation. Browse the Landscape collection and you’ll find my reference. Sigh…