April 17th, 2012
Arriving in Newport, Rhode Island
Posted by F&S
Martha attended a really fun Titanic party in Newport, Rhode Island this past weekend and, of course, we dogs went along for the ride. Newport is such an interesting place to visit and we got to do a bit of sightseeing. Here is the first installment of our tour.
1 How exciting, Sharkey! We're finally here! Welcome to Newport, Rhode Island!
2 I'm very excited too, Francesca! Newport is a very historic town, and you know how much I love history!
3 Like this, Franny! We're on Bellevue Avenue right now, one of Newport's most famous streets! It was considered the backbone of the town's Gilded Age, between 1865 and 1914. Many famous people owned summer homes here.
4 This mansion, the Champ Soleil, was home to Lucy Drexel Dahlgren in the early 20th century. Look at the golden details on the gate, Francesca! How lovely!
5 The Gilded Age in Newport was marked by families of great industrial wealth. Many of the people who built summer homes here were leaders of art, architecture, and culture.
6 Francesca, do you think we could go on a ghost tour of Belcourt Castle? The French-Rennaisance home is supposed to be haunted—especially the spooky Gothic Ballroom!
7 Oh Sharkey, I know this one! That mansion is called Seaweed and is where Martha is attending a dinner party in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic!
8 Sharkey, I can see why so many people decided to summer here. Look at the beach! It's beautiful!
9 Look at those darling Adirondack chairs, Franny! You, G.K. and I should take a walk on the beach later.
10 I'm glad we're out of the car, girls! Thanks for taking me with you. These houses sure are beautiful!
11 G.K., Sharkey, do you think we can get around this gate somehow? I want to see more of this historic mansion called Rough Point!
12 No problem, Francesca! Rough Point has been open to the public as a museum since 2000. It's owned by the Newport Restoration Foundation.
13 Girls, here comes the Newport Trolley! Let's hop on and do some more sightseeing!
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