Jul 29 2021

The Lobster Bar

31 Bowens Wharf
Newport, RI 02840

Probably will return.

The view is great. Boats with boatload of tourists like myself in and out of the harbor from both sides. The wide, thick wooden floor gave the place an enormous charm and warmth, inside and out. Decent service with average food. The house white Crane Lake Chardonnay is delicious.

We had Littleneck clams (won’t have it again), grilled shrimp (ok) and lobster roll (decent).


Jul 29 2021

Newport Tower @ Touro Park

Adjacent to Newport Art Museum is the Newport Tower, a mid-17th century stone mill. In the same park, there are two statues: Commodore Matthew C. Perry (1794-1858) and William Ellery Channing (1780-1842). The black and white Perry is from LOC.


Jul 29 2021

The bakery 中关村茶点部

福利楼 fulilou in Zhongguancun also housed a bakery, 中关村茶点部. I took the first photo during my visit in 2014. The rest were taken by Aileen, thank you.


Jul 29 2021

Newport Art Museum

76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island

This small museum was founded in 1912, and housed in this American stick style building. The house was designed by Richard Morris Hunt in 1864. The second part of gallery was designed by Delano & Aldrich and added in 1919, dedicating to Howard Gardiner Cushing.


The third building at 26 Liberty Street is an art school nowadays: Coleman Center for Creative Studies. There was a photographer – Rachel Portesi, practicing her art: thank you and good luck.

Some the tiles look similar to Chee Hsin’s


Jul 27 2018


190 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, RI 02882

I only purchased a kiddie sized ice cream (it’s just right for me!) but will try more food next time around. It

Jul 27 2018


474 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840

Grand. Dark and fussy Victorian style. Love the woods. It’s built in 1852 for  William Shepard Wetmore. William died in 1862, leaving the chateau to his teenage children, George and Annie. Due to the close relastionhip with George Peabody, William named his son George Peabody Wetmore.

It seems the New York money went to Newport not the Bostonians.

And the moon gate: I

Jul 27 2018

The Athenaeum

Providence Athen

Jul 27 2018

H. P. Lovecraft

I am Providence

Said on his tome. Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the Vincent Van Gogh of the horror author who died in proverty in Providence but now he’s so worshiped. Many of his personal manuscripts and letters are kept at John Hay library @ Brown.

There are walking tours, and bookstore dedicated to him only.


Jul 27 2018

John Hay Library

20 Prospect St,
Providence, RI 02912

This was Brown‘s main library until the Rockfeller. Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection and H. P. Lovecraft – personal manuscripts and letters are among their major collectons.



Jul 27 2018

John Carter Brown Library

University Library
94 George St
(401) 863-2725

An independently funded research library of history @ Brown since 1846. It’s the private library of John Carter Brown (1797