Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Favorite Summer Spot

I awakened this morning to read the outdoor temperature at 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 degrees Celsius). I considered going out to photograph some of the landscape but decided to remain in the warm house where the thermostat is set at 68 degrees Fahrenheit ( 20 degrees Celsius).
So with warm thoughts I want to share my photos of our visit to Newport, Rhode Island. It's a quaint New England town, famous for the summer mansions built by the wealthy industrialist of the late 19th and early 20th century. It's on an island in the middle of Narragansett Bay.
The mansions are preserved by the Newport Historical Preservation Society and they are opened to tours.
We selected to visit Chateau Sur Mer this past summer. Indoor photography is prohibited.
The Breakers has to be the jewel of these mansions. It was built by the Vanderbilts, owners of The New York Central Railroad.
There are shops and restaurants on America's Cup Avenue and Thames Street.
Our favorite place to eat is The Red Parrot.

Chateau Sur Mer

East view of The Breakers

Side view of The Breakers

Restaurant window on Thames Street

Chateau Sur Mer

The Cliff Walk 

Flower Garden at Chateau Sur Mer

Children's Cottage at The Breakers

Dedication to the US Marines

Monarch Butterfly

Newport Harbor

Narrow Street 

Store Window on America's Cup Avenue

Surfers at Easton Beach
I hope you enjoy viewing these photos and think about a warmer season.


  1. Wonderful photos of a beautiful area, Robert. I hear the seafood in that area is excellent. I've yet to visit any of the New England states, but very much hope to in the not-too-distant future.

  2. Lovely photos - Is that where they have the jazz festival?

    1. Thank you, Pat. Newport is where they have the Jazz Festival.

  3. Very nice photos, Robert! The Chateau sur Mer reminds me of some French châteaux... Nice spot for holiday-makers...

    1. Thanks,Belita. The original design of the house was different. The family did major renovations inside and outside. The architect designed the roof in the French Second Empire style.