Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Honoring Roger Williams

In the mid-17th century, Roger Williams brought the first place in modern history where church and state were separate, and that place was Providence, Rhode Island. The park featured here is named for him, and was gifted to the city by the great-great-great-granddaughter of Roger Williams.

Stephanie gives a bit of a tour around this park, of which she is quite familiar. The most prominent building, in the lower left-center, is "The Casino," which is available to rent for functions like weddings. Move just a bit to the right, and the small building on the lake, with the domed roof is the Bandstand, where Stephanie had her portrait done by a cousin who was in photography school and needed a subject for a homework assignment. Above the Bandstand, peeking up over the trees, is the roof of the Carousel, which includes, in addition to a beautiful Victorian carousel, a playground that is totally accessible to handicapped children. Such a beautiful place to honor an amazing man.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, that's beautiful! Thanks for the quick tour. :)

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  2. Blogged about! http://gray-dog-mail.blogspot.com/2013/01/remember-that-time.html Thank you so much for letting me participate!

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