Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

June 21, 2017

Newport, RI: The Souvenir District & Waterfront

OK it's not really called 'The Souvenir District' but that's what it was.  Spring Street is pretty narrow, and cobblestone.  Again, I lucked out with parking, and bought myself about 45 minutes of time at the meter.  I meant to go in this store but I got distracted by their super friendly golden retriever. 


I got so distracted petting him/her that I didn't make it into the store!  





Hurdy Gurdy statue (of course Donovan's song popped into my head).


Marina




Very cool mural on the side of this pub.



"Pogy & Bass"....see what they did there?







This reminded me of Fan Tan Alley in Victoria.  I set up my shot and those people appeared.  I was so bummed but they actually make the pic look better.  

If I had more time on my parking meter I would've stopped in for a bite cause I was getting hungry.

I picked up my requisite souvenirs:  Fridge magnet, shot glass & post cards, and a map, and headed off to the Mansion District.  

12 comments:

  1. Lovely tour. Thanks! Wondering how they did those upper story windows - cool! Looks like fun fun 'shop around.'

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    1. I wasn't expecting to stop in this part of town....I didn't even know it existed! Glad I did though.

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  2. Looks like a fascinating town JoJo. Someone should tell that store their dog distracts customers too much LOL. That mural was clever. Love your pix as usual JoJo.

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    1. Thanks Jo! It's quite a mix of historic, funky, urban, collegiate and wealth.

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  3. How quaint. I wish I was on this jaunt. And yes the two people gave perspective to that pic. Excellent day.

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    1. Thanks Joanne! I do like the people in my pic, although you should've heard me muttering, 'damn it can't you see I'm trying to take a picture???' hahahaha

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  4. I would've been distracted by the doggie too :)

    Elsie

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    1. I'm kicking myself cause I want a music box that plays Edelweiss. I meant to look in there for it.

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  5. I don't know how I miss your posts. I wish I could have a notification bell go off or something but I'm kinda' glad I did because reading them now is like taking a mini vacation for me. You could honestly just be the world's best travel guide. - Okay.. Back to my vacation.. :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! I do love my day trips. But I have to get my car to pass inspection before I push it to any more locales. lol

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  6. So, so cool. I never get tired of marina photos. :)

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    1. You'd love it here. Marinas and beaches literally everywhere.

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