Showing posts from April, 2012

Sights ~ S.75 - AL - America One by Dušan Džamonja ~ Providence

This sculpture sits just off Thayer Street in Providence, at the entrance to the Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Center for Information Technology.

It was a gift to Brown University, by Art Joukowsky (class of 1955) and Martha, his wife (class of 1958). Joukowsky had served as Vice Chancellor, and Martha as Associate Professor of Old World Archaeology and Art.

The sculpture , by Croatian sculptor Dušan Džamonja, was dedicated in 1990. Džamonja frequently used circles and spheres in his work, which most often focused on the heroes and victims of World War II, using found metal.

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Untitled by provbenson2009

Quick pop off the top in the inside foam. by robert.rinkel

Egret in Flight by R Joanne

From a Guy's Yard in E. Providence, Rhode Island #17 by MyDay247

George DeWolf - Samuel P. Colt House by robtm2010

Warren RI by jambori39

Block Island, RI by bell7283

RSCN1368 by BarbaraS2009

Hard Cider in the Winter by GoProvidenceRI

We're in it for the chicks by dadofliz

S. 75 AL - "America One" by Dušan Džamonja by boliyou (I {heart} Rhody)

Blue Waters by Carly Sabatino

IMG_0932 by E Godfrey

IMG_2810.2 by Amy Martira Photography

Falling Geese by j.edward ferguson

Mossy Rock by MackayPhotography

Pale. by kylenolin

Film wheels by kobrienjewelry

121411_46_melissa_denmark by jwessel

The Westin by Jerri Moon Cantone

Tattered by markv20

Pink and Blue Windows by martha_jean

Let it Shine by MattJohnston401

BIg Red by nat_19901

Tranquil Beachgate by mmgiard

The Providence Dancing Cop by Rick Payette

Sights ~ The Milk Can ~ North Smithfield

The Milk Can
920 Eddie Dowling Highway
North Smithfield, Rhode Island

We were heading toward Woonsocket when we saw The Milk Can again. Now, I've been meaning to photograph this landmark since we moved here, but either we were too rushed or the weather was bad or...something.

But there it was, on a beautiful Saturday. Opportunity knocked, and I answered.

As it turned out, it was a better opportunity than I'd even hoped. I've thought it was a shame that this cute building had been left to decay.

When I stopped to take photos, I discovered Steve, the owner, hard at work to fix the place up. We chatted awhile, and he told me that he's planning to refurbish the place, and to open it up to sell ice cream (local ice cream) in the spring of 2013, which was the original purpose of the building.

You can see that Steve's also working on the wiring in the apron.

The Milk Can was originally owned by Charles Plante. I can't tell exactly when it was built, but it was origina…

Artists ~ Courtney Church ~ Providence

Artist’s name: Courtney Church
Business name: Periodically Inspired
Location: Providence, RI
Etsy shop:

1. Tell us about your work My designs are based on the Periodic Table Of Elements - we all remember this from chemistry class! As Sam Kean (author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon) says, "People remember the table with a mix of fascination, fondness, inadequacy and loathing."

I try to keep the phrases intellectually themed by using words such as "wise" and "brainy", and I integrate plays on words such as "Talk Nerdy To Me" and "Wise Ass".

My designs are printed on baby onesies, adult tshirts and tank tops, underwear, coffee mugs and pint glasses and iphone gel-skins. I also plan to bring back bumper stickers and baby bibs this year.

2. How did you come to be a …

Events ~ Craftopia ~ April 28, 10am-4-pm ~ Pawtucket

Hope Artiste Village
999 Main St.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
{alternate and best entrance is around the corner on Warren Avenue}
Saturday, April 28, 10 AM - 4 PM.

Craftopia will showcase the work of 58 talented artists ad crafters. There will be food trucks outside and iced coffee inside, along with a few surprises.

Free parking is located behind the building.

Dining ~ Gracie's ~ Providence

194 Washington St.
Providence, Rhode Island
(401) 272-7811

Bear, C and I went to Gracie's on a whim, and lucked into an available table. It was one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant.

It's a very elegant (and dimly lit) restaurant, with a star theme. This was the wall over our table:

The meal got off to an iffy start with a plate of crispy salmon railettes with capers. Although they had a pleasant start, they had a strong fishy aftertaste that I didn't care for.

One of the servers came around with a basket of bread that included a lovely sourdough cranberry. It was moist with just the right amount of chewiness. I'd have bought a loaf if it was available.

We decided to try the three course prix-fixe menu, each order different courses and share them around.

C's appetizer was potato gnocchi with oxtail, foraged mushrooms, celeriac puree and provolone. We all enjoyed it. I thought it was a nice combination, where no one flavor overpowered …