Last week, I took you, dear readers, on a spring tour of London's green spaces. But this week, I'm bringing it back Stateside. Several years ago, I had the privilege of visiting the great city of Providence, RI, and I was in heaven. This was even before I realized I wanted to be an historical romance author! I've always been drawn to cities that are rife with historical landmarks, so I guess it's no surprise I ended up writing about history. There's something magical about walking down a cobblestone street that you know has been walked on by people who lived hundreds of years before you.
One of the original thirteen colonies, Providence was founded in 1636, and its history has been well-preserved. I don't know all the names of streets or houses below, but I hope the pictures will provide some inspiration for your day!
The oldest Baptist church in America
Can you spot the grammatical error on this plaque??
The interior of the church was beautiful -
it's amazing how well maintained it is after more than 200 years!
A really old house of some great importance -
I believe it belonged to one state official or another.
I loved this street - it truly felt like I was in Colonial America!
I wish I had more pictures from my trip to Providence, but I hope you've enjoyed these and gotten a feel for what a wonderful city it is!
-Jerrica, Her Grace of Grammar