One of my favorite stops...the mailroom!
The RISD museum has vastly expanded since I was a student. It has a fabulous and diverse collection...a MUST see if you are in town!
The infamous RISD "beach". Most students spend hours on this small patch of lawn, a great meeting place around the dorms in the center of the campus. Note the tape "installation" on the wall welcoming the summer pre-college students!
Close up of the sculpture on the beach (Tom took this one).
Students selling their goods on the beach overlooking Benefit Street - where the student/alumni sale is in the fall.
The Nature Lab - One of the best places to spend countless hours examining specimens and drawing their likeness. An amazingly original asset to the campus.
Mel & Tom resting while I shopped a bit at the RISD store!
The lower end of the museum on North Main St. which also features a the RISD Works store - all items are developed and/or made by RISD students/graduates.
This stairwell used to be a small, back alley when I was a student...Mel enjoyed the improvement!
Taking a lunch break down by the canal at Union Station Brewery. They were so nice there, filled up Mel's bowl and gave us a table outside so he could take a rest while we ate.
Downtown Providence and the canal has gone through a "renaissance" since I was a student. This bridge leading to the canal has been renovated and a September 11th memorial has been created by local students.
It is called the Wall of Hope.
I looked up and these old chandeliers were looking down at me...I love how the old mixes with the revived and new.
Several times a year the city holds what is called Waterfire Providence. Waterfire was created by local artists as part of the revitalization movement and is a powerful work of art where fires are lit on the rivers at night as choreographed music plays and firetenders boat past...symbolizing the renaissance of the city. The dark black orbs you see floating on the river in my photo are where some of the fires are lit.
My husband & Mel did get a treat from the RISD store...a new sticker for Tom's truck. He has a pretty descent collection of stickers from all places we go...so when I saw the "my dog digs risd" bone shaped sticker...I knew he would find the perfect spot for it! 'Cause after all, Mel definitely shares my love for RISD now!