Providence, RI

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Providence River

Photo above: the small white steeple to the left is the First Baptist Church in America below. The middle obelisk is in the Memorial Park and the building to the right is the Providence county courthouse – I think. Revisit in Aug

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The First Baptist Church in America.

Roger Williams founding this city in 1636, which is one of the oldest in US. Smithsonian magazine states that St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest, established in 1585. Wiki has a longer list of the oldest.

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My first impression is: pretty, small and neat. We walked from Waterman Street @ RISD, passing Main St, to Canal Walk, along the Providence River. A dedication to Giovanni Da Verrazzano.

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me and a seagull

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There are a few high end restaurants near the water, DownCity (RI 02903):

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We ended up having dinner at Teriyaki & Korean House in the vacant downtown after visiting a  mast and costume shop. The lady host said kids are left for the summer – it’s a college town. Brown is next to RISD. This shop owner entertained us.

Providence on wiki (forum on hiking); an interesting read on Providence’s Black Chinese: A Love Story.

TripAdvisor: school; RISD; The top 10 Nature & Parks:

  1. Roger Williams Park Zoo
  2. Roger Williams Park
  3. Swan Point Cemetery
  4. Water Place Park and Riverwalk
  5. Providence River ->> my photos
  6. Prospect Terrace
  7. Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
  8. Waterfront Park
  9. Memorial Park ->> and my pictures
  10. Lippett Memorial Park

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