Samuel Durfee House
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... held true on this visit, but there is so much more to the experience. First, the architecture here is beautiful. The shingle style homes are a particular favorite, and gothic revival churches are everywhere. New England just seems older - which makes no sense, as the land of the US is pretty much the same age to my knowledge - but long lines of jutting out of the ground where you ...
The start of the last tour of the trip. I got up at 6 am, showered, dressed and then ate breakfast in the room. I got ready for the day, packed my bags and used the internet. I took my bags downstairs and checked out. We had a quick meeting, then put our bags on the coach. We were soon ready to leave and got on the coach and left the hotel. While making our way out of New York we began with the coach intros.
The coach ...
... for it; a bit like urban outfitters or Prada. Despite all the grandeur of the building Vanderbilt managed to have a little bit of fun with the building of his home. In the billboards room there was a hidden mosaic of a tortoise and during some parties at the Vanderbilt's a serving tray would be used so that guests and children could slide down the great hall stairs. The house was built in Italian Renaissance style and so as you would expect there were marble cherubs ...
The RISD museum affiliated with the Rhode Island School of Design,
an art school, but is also the main art museum in Rhode Island. The RISD Museum
is said to be 20th largest art museum in U.S., but I’m not sure how
that’s measured, possibly by number of items owned in collection. I’m very
doubtful it would qualify based on square footage or number of items on
display, since ...
... campuses also have attractive architecture, so their greens and quads are like
parks surrounded by pretty buildings and inhabited by intelligent people. I
found Brown’s campus to be especially pleasant and tranquil, far less
overdeveloped with new modern buildings that have changed the vibe of so many
college campuses, especially those in urban settings.