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Recently, my wife and I spent a couple of nights in Providence, Rhode Island, and we were able to see their famous WaterFire program conducted on average about every other weekend from May 26 to October 6. It is an awesome spectacle as nearly 80 mini-bonfires are lit on the city’s three rivers, to the accompaniment of beautiful music, dancing, and crowds of enthusiastic spectators.
Food and drink are readily available for purchase, and crowds are enthusiastic and also well-mannered. The program points out that “WaterFire was created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 as an art installation to revitalize the urban landscape of Providence and has now become one of Rhode Islands most popular tourist attractions.”
They often have dance lessons, concerts, mimes, and other sorts of entertainment. It was really a great time, and I got some really interesting photos, some of which I will post here, and others will be posted on my various photography websites.
Should you wish to visit WaterFire yourself, there are still four more performance: August 18, September 15, September 29, and October 6. Waterfire.org is the website. It’s a terrific evening—and the WaterFire itself and many other activities associated with it are FREE!
Should you wish to view more of my WaterFire photos, please visit my facebook photography site at
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Posted in cities, nature, Nikon, photography, photos, Uncategorized, tagged Athol, Athol Congregational Church, blue, Christmas, Christmas Tree, Church, cities, Common, Congregational Church, Evening, Holiday Lights, holidays, Lights, Massachusetts, Memory Tree, Night, Nikon, North Quabbin, photography, photos, scenery, Town Common, United States on December 23, 2009|
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Uptown Common in Athol, Massachusetts
This photo was taken about an hour after sunset at the Uptown Common of Athol a small town in the North Central part of Massachusetts, about one hour north of Worcester and 90 minutes east of Boston. Featured is the Athol Woman’s Club Memory Tree, a special way for townspeople to honor and remember their loved ones. Behind the Memory Tree is the Athol Congregational Church.
My best wishes to all WordPress readers and contributers for a wonderful, warm holiday season surrounded by loving family and friends!
Nikon D90, ISO 2500, f 3.5, 1/15 sec, 18mm/27mm, matrix metering, incandescent white balance
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