Saturday, August 31, 2019

Industrial Trust Co

Westerly, RI  2019

Old bank buildings were built to last and give the impression of being a very safe place to keep one's money.  These buildings are also one of the few places where Roman Numerals are used.  Roman Numerals are usually only seen around the time of the Super Bowl and perhaps on the faces of old clocks.  I was required to take two years of Latin back in high school and thanks to good old, Fr Nicholas, who I thought at the time was old enough to have known Julius Caesar personally, I think I figured out these dates.

MDCCCLXXXVII  is 1887 and MDCCCCXV is 1915.... I think.

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Westerly, RI  2019

Along with the 17 murals depicting the history of Westerly, RI, there are 6 musical instruments along the walking trail, like the one pictured here.  According to the website, they are durable, sustainable and perfectly tuned to enhance any outdoor space.  People are encouraged to make their own music with the attached mallets.  I could spend hours playing with this.  No music theory or skill is required. 

Old Equipment

Westerly, RI  2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Historic Mills

Westerly, RI 2019

I didn't get to see all the murals on display in Westerly, so I'll have to make a return trip sometime soon to catch the rest of them.  This is the last mural for now.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Two "Murals"

Westerly, RI  2019

I guess by definition, these would not qualify as true murals, since upon close examination, they were not painted directly on the wall's surface.  Still, very nice art work though. 

mu·ral noun: mural; plural noun: murals
1.  a painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Granite Industry Mural

Westerly, RI  2019

Westerly, RI is celebrating their 350th Anniversary this year.  Throughout the city, murals depicting the history of Westerly have been painted.  I know didn't catch them all on this photo walk, so I'll have to return soon to get the rest of them.  You can read about the murals here.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Cigar Store Sailor

Mystic Seaport, 2019

Whenever I visited the Seaport, one subject I would always photograph was the cigar store Indian that stood where this sailor stands now.  I'm sure I must have featured the Indian a previous post.  I guess this sailor is now politically correct, but lacks the character of the iconic purveyors cigars in days past.

Sunday, August 4, 2019


Mystic Seaport, 2019

Nothing goes to waste at Mystic Seaport.  These masts were probably recovered during one of the many restorations that have been done at the Seaport over the years.  The will be repurposed sometime, I'm sure.