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A Little Bit of Wickford, RI

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alanroseman, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Wickford is generally said to have been settled around 1637, when religious dissident and Rhode Island state founder Roger Williams bought a parcel of land from the sachem Canonicus and established a trading post there. Prior to European contact, the lands in and around Wickford had long served as dwelling, fishing, and hunting grounds to the Narragansett people, who were New England's most powerful and prominent tribe at the time when Williams found his way to their shores.

    Conditions: Grey Overcast, low contrast lighting.

    GF1 / 20mm / Aperture 3 / NIK Define / Viveza / ColorEFX

    Main Street Bench with Window Box

    Bench_Setting.

    Shops

    Shops.

    View from the railing

    From_the_rail.

    Pier Shops

    Wickford_Shops.

    The Grateful Heart

    Grateful_Heart.

    Harbor View Benches

    Harbor_Benches.

    Was that your bagel...

    Was_that_your_Bagel.

    The Book Garden

    Book_Garden.

    Hounds of Main Street

    Hounds.

    Secluded Pathway

    Pathway.

    Restaurant by the River

    Restaurant.

    Everybody out of the shop... ducks evicted

    Everybody_Out.
     
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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Alan,
    It looks to be a very tranquil place.

    Barrie
     
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  3. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

    348
    Feb 1, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Thanks for these pics, Alan. I did a post doc at URI and lived in Narragansett for 2 years. Always enjoyed a stroll through Wickford, and the 'Wickford Gourmet' was a regular stop for shopping as was the place around the corner (Ryan's?) for its meats.

    Stefan
     
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  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    What a very pleasant town ... no wonder the Native Americans called it home. I like the ducks and bagel shots most.

    G
     
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  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    LOVE the last (duck) shot.
     
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  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Thanks for the kind words folks. I'm continuing on with my intention to make images of what's around me everyday...

    Wickford is very bucolic little setting, always enjoyable for a stroll.. if you find yourself in Southern RI, a nice place to take in.

    Cheers, Alan