D’town PVDfest vids galore


We – not the editorial we but the family we, as in me, Victoria and Billy – visited PVDfest in downtown Providence this afternoon – whoa, Nellie! a lot going on! Downtown was jamming. More different types of people than you could shake a stick at, and all enjoying themselves to the hilt. And there were some mighty fine buildings, too, and sometimes my lens was unable to resist the urge to pan them – not to pan them, for gosh sake!, to pan on them!

So there are a number of still shots and then 12 videos running mostly between 30 and 60 seconds each, topped by one lasting a minute and 56 seconds, which was of the irresistible scene flowing past the window of Blake’s, where we have a developing tradition of situating ourselves to watch PVDfest (and its prior incarnations) roll by. I have placed the videos in the order I shot them. The first several are of the scene on Westminster Street, then a couple on Dorrance Street near Kennedy Plaza, then a few from our table inside Blake’s, where we had a ringside seat. And finally a couple taking in the view on Washington Street. Pop through them and see what we saw – second only to being there.







About David Brussat

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. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am 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 employ my writing and editing to improve your work, 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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