Friday, February 25, 2011

Fish Pawtucket

Slightly to the right of the cool cat from the previous post is this bumpity, swirly fish/eel thing.
In warmer weather it expectorates into the granite spittoon for thirsty rats to slake their thirst.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cat Pawtucket

At the base of a sturdy granite memorial near Slater Mill in Pawtucket, this cool cat makes an offering of water, presumably to its fine feathered friends.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Four the Benefit of Mr. K

Four Benefit Street in Providence occupies a small wedge at the beginning of the 'mile of history' with its snub nose up against Main Street. However, my eye was drawn to the upper derrière with a jaunty Empire roof that composed the third floor. More curves in a rectilinear Yankee street.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Benefit of a Bracket

There are more than one bracket at One Benefit Street in Providence, but it is worth looking at them in a singular manner. The swirly scroll gives a bit of movement to this otherwise prim and proper  New England citizen.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Land o' Lincoln

Lincoln Massachusetts, that is. A Greek Revival church in the snow - white on white. Not much color, but magnificent form.
This church is the byproduct of a split in the the Puritan Orthodoxy leading to the Congregationalist camp and the Unitarian camp. The Unitarians left in a huff and de-camped into their spiffy new building in the late 1840's. It was an appropriate style for a humanistic values group.
Today they have merged back together and are one small happy family.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Run, Forest, Run!

Although, someone without feet and hands is not going to get too far, probably not even 5 mile per hour. The fetching mermaid perched on the boat-less rudder is certainly worth running the gauntlet of utility poles and beach shacks in this Cape Cod cottage community.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Arch You Glad to See Me?

Wedged between 3rd & Lex on 47th Street, this little fillip four stories above the fray may not be graceful, but it is most welcome on a walk of mixed bags.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chanel No. Soho

Soho never smelled so good (if you like Chanel). Many cast-iron facades were installed over existing building to tart them up and attract new tenants. At one time, the Soho area contained fashionable shops, as well as bordellos. So Chanel is not out of place in the history of the neighborhood.