I've often heard children say, "There's nothing to do today". I beg to differ. I'd like to inspire you to do something. Anything. Read. Bake. Hike. Fish. Plant. Sail. Climb. Play. Reach. Move. Laugh. Dream; and take time to sit with me on The Old Granite Step.

Monday, January 4, 2016

A brisk walk to lunch in Newport and some architectural detail along the way.

With a cool breeze off the water and a gorgeous blue sky overhead, it was the perfect day for a walk around Newport and lunch on Thames Street.

I love this color combination of front door and house exterior. 
What a beautiful door with a shiny brass handle and mail slot.
History abounds in Newport.  All up and down the New England coast for that matter.
Quaint shop windows decorated for the holidays.
Nooks and crannies everywhere.
Historic plaques everywhere too!
Another compelling color combination.
When this building was built in 1915, Newport was already historic.
Each room is unique at the America's Cup Inn.
We had a delightful Irish lunch at Buskers Irish Pub on Thames Street.  Fabulous fish and chips wrapped in  newspaper just like they should be!
Traditional Irish Beef Stew was perfect on a chilly day.
The Melville House Inn is yet another option for accommodations.
Look at the beautiful gaslight lantern shadow!
There are so many interesting and unique examples of architectural detail in Newport.

Be sure to visit the Artillery Company Museum.

Very inviting doors.
Picture perfect against the blue sky.

Newport is home to a plethora of fanciful shops.
A very old boot scraper. 
Very particular molding.
An absolutely stunning outdoor lamp.
The Vanderilt Grace offers luxury accommodations.
A creative seashore themed wreath.
More impressive molding.
A modern fix on an old building.  Love it!

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