Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Newport Waterfront in Black & White

[Originally posted on May 23. 2008]

I went out the door this morning with no clear idea as to where I was going. But after stopping at the Cumberland Farms store for my PowerBall ticket, I figured I'd keep going downtown. Once downtown I headed for the waterfront, and looking at the fishing boats (the pleasure boat fleet isn't here in any strength yet; a tad too early) and docks and cranes, I thought it would make a great b&w subject. So I headed north up Washington St. and started this photo safari by the Van Zandt Pier shooting the Newport Bridge, and worked my way south to King Park at the southern end of Newport Harbor.

The Newport Bridge, officially named the Claiborne Pell Bridge:

Fishing boats in the inner harbor off Long Wharf:

The Goat Island Light:

Fishing boats off Perry Mill Wharf, viewed from the north:

Fishing boats off Perry Mill Wharf, viewed from the south:

I call this one "Two Worlds" - pleasure boats and lobster pots at Brown and Howard Wharf:

A gazebo at dock's end off Brown and Howard Wharf:

The docks off Waite's Wharf:

The docks off Coddington Wharf:

The Spencer Pavillion in King Park, looking north over the harbor:

The Rochambeau Monument in King Park. Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, was a Lieutenant General under Lafayette. He landed with his troops at Newport and marched south to meet up with Washington and his troops at Dobbs Ferry, NY, where they marched south and trapped the British forces at Yorktown, VA. I used to live an an old colonial house that was right across the street from Rochambeau's headquarters at the corner of Mary and Clarke Streets.

And that's our b&w Newport Harbor walk.

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