Tuesday, October 19, 2010
If it seems like Sarni and I have been traveling a lot recently, well, that's probably because we have been. All these fall weekends beckon us away from the city. It's really the perfect time to get away and explore the New England area - the trees lining the roads glow with the changing colors of autumn. Breathtaking!
I've spent an obscene amount of time culling just a few of my favorite photos of the fall foliage we enjoyed on the way to Newport, but remember that these photos are just a fraction of the real-life beauty! (i.e., don't judge the poor trees based on these photos)
Note to self (and to you guys): taking photos of foliage in a moving car is a lot harder than it might seem.
I love how this set of trees looks almost like a rainbow. See it? Do you see my vision?
Here we have Sarni executing a cartwheel in front of our house. Just kidding. He's doing a round-off. Oh, and also, that's not our house, that's the house of our old friends the Vanderbilts. (We call them the Vandies.)
We had a lot of fun visiting the historic mansions in Newport (even Sarni - and he's not usually the type to enjoy visiting historic mansions, unless someone has promised him that there will be beer and a rugby game inside). Man, those Gilded Age rich really knew how to conspicuously consume. The mansion above (the Breakers) had 70 rooms including a Roman palazzo, and the other mansion we visited (Marble house) had something like 500,000 cubic feet of marble installed.
Don't you hate it when your neighbors crowd you?
In the evening, despite some gentle and tactful words of wisdom from my mother ("You are so dumb."), we embarked on a bone-chilling ghost tour of Providence. Bone-chilling primarily because it was FREEZING.
"This is the coldest and scariest evening of my life!" That's what my expression says. Except you can't see it. Sorry for the lime-green coloring, although it's coincidentally fitting. Slimer? Ghostbusters? Anyone?
Sarni and I calmed ourselves down after the ghost tour by taking these haunting (oh I am so punny) photos of Providence at night.
Day 2 tomorrow.
Newport and Providence. On Canon Rebel SLR and Canon Powershot.
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