DOOR

DOOR

Door in Providence, Rhode Island

PHOTO CHALLENGE: DOOR

COLOURFUL

PROVY COLOURS

Providence, Rhode Island

These were collected during a superfun photowalk on colourful Wickenden Street.

TRAVEL THEME: COLOURFUL

VINTAGE ARCHITECTURE

RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE

RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE

Providence, Rhode Island

The Rhode Island State House was designed by the noted firm of McKim, Mead & White and erected in 1900. My favorite feature is Independent Man, the gilded statue standing on top of the marble dome. Engraved on the south portico is a passage from the Royal Charter 0f 1663:”To hold forth a lively experiment that a most flourishing civil state may stand and best be maintained with full liberty in religious concernments”.

52 PHOTOS PROJECT

SQUAM IN PROVIDENCE

WATERFIRE

I spent the month of October letting the dust of the time I spent in Rhode Island settle and continue to work its magic on me.

I went there for SQUAM-IN-THE-CITY, a five-day creative retreat in Providence birthed in late September by the exquisite Elizabeth Duvivier.

I first heard of Elizabeth and her art retreats in one of the e-courses I took with Susannah Conway. Although immediately intrigued, I never seriously considered going myself. So when I heard about this one, I was absolutely surprised to find myself signing up! It was a totally intuition-powered move. And as with all such moves, it seems, it led to an adventure that still reverberates with my soul.

Highlights

Staying at The Dean, the coolest boutique hotel ever.

Taking my very first photowalk with incredible photographer and teacher, Andrea Jenkins. I am dreaming of my next one- I really can not wait!

Meeting the wonderful women who felt similarly called. Especially Elizabeth, a woman who possesses a deep knowing of the power of such gatherings and an innate instinct for the needs of creative souls. I was utterly charmed, moved and inspired.

The photo is of Waterfire, a dusk-to-midnight installation on the Providence River featuring burning braziers that rise from the water and  tended from boats. This iconic Providence event is held several times a year. The last one for this year coincided with the last night of the retreat and several of us went to the river to see it. I have always been curious about it and was happy to have finally caught it. It is just one of many memories of a city that has suddenly become so special to me. 

PHOTO-HEART CONNECTION