Here are some shots through the grand windows of the 11th floor meeting room of the old Brown Rudnick law firm, a space now belonging to Brown University, which kindly allowed me up to shoot a shot for my book Lost Providence, now about two-thirds written. All of the shots here are taken from the cutting-room floor, that is, they are not shots I took for the book, but as targets of opportunity – I shot them because they were there.
Perhaps the only story line here, aside from the garish brick RISD has imposed on the city skyline, is that of how the Darth Vader Building (One Citizens Plaza) blocks the view of the State House from downriver. I have a sad shot somewhere in my iPhoto library of 44,637 phot0graphs that shows that you can still see the dome of our capitol, topped off by the Independent Man, in a sliver of space between the Darth and RISD’s old Hospital Trust. Maybe I have flagged it. [I’m afraid not.] If I happen upon it I will add it to this post. Didn’t, so I went out and reshot it. (It is not, of course, from atop Rubik’s Cube. It was shot from the Crawford Street Bridge.)
Oh, yes, and here’s the Rubik’s Cube, below, seen from just off Benefit Street: