Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sight & Sound - Simplicity

The Great Friends Meeting House (1699), in Newport, RI

Music - Appalachian Spring: Calm and flowing (Shaker melody "Simple Gifts") by Aaron Copland

Photo and text © 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger. Don't forget to visit my first entry on Citizen K's Just A Song blog.


  1. Ah, of course Friends in Rhode Island.

  2. ...beautiful building. It reminds me of the buildings in Shaker Village near Lexington, KY.

  3. Simple Gifts is perfect paired with the Friends Meeting House. And fitting that the photo should be in black and white, too. Nice simple post, Roy.

  4. wow, that is some GREAT meeting house! but it is still simple

    one of my favorite songs of all time...I'm hooked on the shakers!

  5. A wonderful building...simple yet somehow elegant...

  6. lovely photo. my husband and I lived in High Bridge, KY for a few years. It's right across the river from Shakertown in Pleasant, KY. (I think I have the town name wrong...it's Pleasant something)
    We visited there often. The bldgs were in great shape, the furniture awesome and the meals plentiful and reasonable.