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PHOTOS: Donkey in a Boat

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Cotuit    0

Why is there a Donkey in a boat on the side of the Sciences Library at Brown University?

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I have no idea... but I had to take a picture of it.

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OK, I had to take two.

I got out of work early today, and besides taking a picture of the donkey, I took a random walk around Providence, snapping photos along the way. Here's the results...

Top of the East Side bus tunnel at Thayer Street. I had planned to take more pictures of Thayer Street, but the batteries in my camera crapped out. Once I walked all the way through the interest part of the street to buy batteries, I didn't feel like walking back to take pictures. Another day I suppose.

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East Side, view down toward the State House.

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One of the East Side streets that turns itself into a staircase.

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Part of the Rhode Island School of Design on Benefit Street.

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Looking down Thomas Street toward the Citizens Bank Building

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Hospital Trust Tower peeking above the First Bapist Church.

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This is the Financial Distrct skyline from a parking lot on Benefit Street. I held the camera up over a chainlink fence and randomly shot, this is what came out.

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North Main Street.

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More North Main Street.

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One of my favourite sets of buildings. Probably among the oldest in the city with the cities newest as a backdrop. The little cafe on the corner has great sandwiches.

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The bottom end of the tunnel.

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South Main Street, RISD and the Courthouse.

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Crossing the river toward the Financial District (by the way, the Financial District is like 4 buildings :) )

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The Turks Head Building, my favourite.

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Entering the Providence skyscraper canyon. :ph34r:

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I think this little area infront of the Turks Head Building is actually called Turks Head Square, but I'm not really sure.

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Here you can see the head of the Turk that gives the Turks Head Building it's name.

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Weybosset Street.

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Superman Building.

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Canyon.

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Leaving the Financial District down Weybosset Street.

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Dorrance Street.

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Brutal, Garrahy Court House. To be honest, I kinda like this building. Don't tell anyone!

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East bank of the Providence River.

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A completely different kind of Court House.

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More brutalism, this one I don't like that much.

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Back on South Main Street.

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The Cable Car, just in time. Went in there and bought the world's largest medium iced coffee.

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Put down my iced coffee long enough for one last shot.

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Cotuit    0

Is that building called the Superman building because of the 1950 TV series?

Supposedly, it is the building that Superman in the 50s series flies infront of. I've never seen any evidence that this is the case, I think it just looks like that building so it became known as that.

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wolverine    0

Although I'm pretty critical of modern architecture, especially blank and boxy buildings, there is something about that modern courthouse I like. Maybe it's the color or the landscape around it.

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Brickell    0

nice tour. I don't know how i missed all that when I was in rhode island. Oh, I remember, it was the dead of winter and about 15 degrees outside. we ended up going to see a movie in the mall. I liked rhode island.

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Neo    199

Why is there a Donkey in a boat on the side of the Sciences Library at Brown University?

To make you wonder why! :lol:

Great photo thread!

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