Monday, November 8, 2010

Not Bristol Palin

You cannot see Russia from here, but you can see some mighty fine buildings in this harbor town in Rhode Island. Born out of a desire for freedom (at the expense of the natives - King Phillip's War started here), raised with tasteful affluence (on the back of the slave trade), and experiencing a long somnolence of middle age, Bristol today is sprightly mix of WASPs, Italian-Americans, and Azoreans - historically sailors all.

This sweet Greek Revival is but a small sample of the tasty treats this town has to offer.

1 comment:

  1. Bristol is cool, astounding number of civic buildings on one block. And check out how the four men sit in their folding chairs at the corner of an urban Dunkin Donuts. Well, maybe not this time of year. I like your watercolor.