Fairly Rhode Island

Bucolic scene in Woodville, a village in Richmond, R.I. (snipview.com)

Bucolic scene in Woodville, a village in Richmond, R.I. (snipview.com)

Above is a shot of Woodville, a village in Richmond, R.I., not all that far from the five-day Washington County Fair, which concluded today. We had hoped to pop in on a few villages like Woodville, Shannock, Kenyon, maybe even Usquepaug, but we left Providence too late. Still, a mere half-hour drive took us to the fair, which as you’ll see is surrounded by woodland. Rhode Island is not just Providence, Newport, Watch Hill and Woonsocket, not to mention the beaches for which the Ocean State is famed. (Tallest peak: Jerimoth Hill, alt. 812 ft.) Far less drive time can get you from the urbanity of the capital to untold swaths of Ruritanian bliss to beat the band. The symphony of crickets and other beasties on the way out was worth the price of admission ($10). Why this state needs a tourism policy beats me. It is vacationbait.

Most readers will have missed the fair, but below you can cancel that omission. Have fun. We sure did.

About David Brussat

For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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One Response to Fairly Rhode Island

  1. Ox says:

    That image up top sums up Rhode Island. Not sure I’ve seen a more beautiful picture, and “bucolic” sums it up!

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