Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Grace Church

The sandstone buttress of Richard Upjohn's 1845 Gothic Revival church anchors the Westminster Street retail promenade with a solid civic presence.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Outside Studio

View from my studio, which is an 1860 farmhouse next to Blackstone Park and spittin' distance to the Seekonk River. The house next door in the view is adapted from the original barn.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Brown Church

Couldn't afford the Brown Palace in Denver, so I Comfort-ed myself with the Inn across the street. Interestingly, it turned out to be connected to the Palace with a sky bridge. The Comfort Inn itself is an adapted 40's international style office building with acoustically nebulous walls. I was treated to a late night performance from the room next door involving someone named 'Rhino'.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Brown Palace

The classic atrium hotel in Denver. Enjoyed a stogie in the scotch and cigar bar - sometimes it is nice to drink and smoke indoors. The glass office building in the distance provides an ephemeral foil to the stolid stud of a structure that is the Palace.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mallarama Panorama

Providence Mall is an almost downtown mall that has one of the world's worst parking structures (in terms of function). However, if you find yourself squeezed up to the top floor you will be rewarded with this panoramic view of old brick factories, and to the far right. out of the picture, the marble dome of the State House.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Alley Oop!

Providence does not have alleys. Except when it does. The area near the southern end of Benefit St has several, including Copley Lane, Neighbor's Lane and this one called Roome Lane. Charming and unexpected.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Back Bay Firehouse

By architect Arthur Vinal in Richardsonian Romanesque style (or is it Vinalian Romanesque?), this is still an active fire station. Half of it functioned as the Institute of Contemporary Arts until it moved into snazzier quarters.