I’m bouncing between either side of the Roger Williams statue in search of a proper shot, when this couple enters the fold. The man appears to be a photographer of some sort, and his companion seems to be thoroughly enjoying his company, as well as the view. Not long thereafter, the man removed his camera from its carrying-case and asked the young woman to pose against the fence, with the Downtown Providence skyline at her back. Just then, in a moment of heartwarming romance, he muttered: “Alright, darling. I’ll need a smile even brighter than this sunrise reflecting against those buildings out there—which, for you, has never been a problem.” And, in an instant, it was almost as if the skyline had all but disappeared.
I couldn’t help but notice this abandoned home en-route to Colt State Park (Bristol, RI) a few nights ago. All I remember, in passing, is wondering how a home like this—so disheveled and obviously forgotten—could be nestled in an otherwise ritzy neighborhood. In my mind, I imagine some sort of grizzly murder may have taken place here, or perhaps therein resides a host of unsettled spirits. In either event, this structure was all but begging to be captured. The overcast skies, which have been an Achilles’ heel of late, even lent a helping hand in creating ideal lighting. I even took the realtor’s number from the “For Sale” sign, just in case!