|The butter beans are forming pods...|
|These are Biltmore tomatoes...|
|And these are Paul Robesons.|
And I got to visit nearby Green-Wood Cemetery. This is one of the grandest 19th century cemeteries in the country. Filled with loads of famous dead people and an incredible array of sculpture and monuments.
|The entrance gates.|
|A lovely earn.|
|A temple to John Anderson.|
|An Egyptian Revival crypt.|
|Even monuments to loyal pets....|
Back in Providence, I had a great time on a walking tour of the Armory neighborhood given by the wonderful Providence Preservation Society. They do a fantastic amount of programming and are worth checking out. The structure that dominates the neighborhood is the 1907 Armory building. We got a rare treat--a visit inside.
|The 1907 Cranston Street Armory. This is one half of it.|
|The cavernous Armory space--for military drills and reviews.|
|They would hold track meets and sporting events here, too. Today, sadly, it is largely unused.|
|Balconies with elaborate anchor-themed balustrades.|
|The anchor is a prominent part of the state seal of Rhode Island.|
And my friend's Jon and Tony had a reception for me after the reading. So wonderful!
|Tony and Jon with sunflowers.|
|Stephen and Peter with Clovis bookplates!|
And Clovis got to visit with some friends.
|Clovis doing his best Greta Garbo.|