Skywatch Friday: Roger Williams Watching Over Providence, RI

Roger Williams watches over Providence, Rhode Island, from a hilltop just outside of the city.  The park where this statue stands is unusual in that you can't look up at the state's founder and say, "Cool dude," to yourself and ponder how much granite went into the making of his over-sized pilgrim slipper, never mind the rest of him because he has his back to the park.  I've been up to this site a few evenings this week, and it's nice to have his back with the many other people who come to the top of the hill to take in the view and watch the sun set.  It's a quiet place where young and old sit beside each other and the very young dance in the grass.

Skywatch Friday

Comments

  1. Such a poetic shot and verse. A beautiful way to end, or start a day.

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  2. oh very nice...another great perspective shot...like he is looking out over the breaking light...so cool...

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  3. this is beautiful
    and powerful
    lovely sky watch to you

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  4. well, at least he's keeping watch. :)

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  5. Beautiful shot for the day, Sandy, lovely skies and, as Tex wrote, at least he's keeping watch! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. That is a wonderful composition!

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  7. Very beautiful photo!Great view and perspective,Sandy!Have a nice weekend!

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  8. Great composition and a gorgeous sunset!

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  9. Sounds like a beautiful place to watch the sunset. Your picture makes me want to be there.

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  10. Roger Williams and his idea of religious liberty is a favorite subject of mine
    An Arkie's Musings

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  11. It is beautiful for sure.

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  12. Lovely shot, Sandy!

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  13. Great post for SWF!

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  14. Cool shots of Roger watching the sunset and the park! Lovely sky and photo, Sandy! Have a happy weekend!

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  15. Anyplace one can go for a nice sunset has to be a good place. Nice shot Sandy.

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  16. I'm with Yogi, any place there is a great sunset is a great place to be. Nicely captured. Have a blessed week-end.

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  17. Wonderful shot of the late afternoon clouds and light.

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  18. wonderful composition.

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful place for everyone to enjoy and your photo is marvelous.

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  20. Superb shot, very well composed.

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  21. a very cool photo...

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  22. Stunning sunset! The park sounds like an idyllic place to spend an evening.

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  23. Beautiful sky and location!

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  24. Quite lovely, Sandy. Wishing you a great weekend.

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  25. That's an interesting perspective on the city-- and so beautiful.
    jj

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  26. Beautiful sunset...and makes me wonder what the statue looks like in the daytime. :-)

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  27. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Wow! An very interesting statue which makes a great sunset shot.

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  28. Reminds me of so many new places I've discovered here in Arizona despite being here almost 6 years now!

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  29. I want to dance in the grass!

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