The Edge of Eternity

Saturday, August 22, 2015

One of my all-time favorite places to visit is Newport, RI.  There's so much there to see and do.  I love all the beaches that are clean and mostly free.  I love the mansions that tell of a time of history and wealth.  I love the shipyard with it's yachts and ships.  I love everything about the atmosphere in Newport - from the seaside restaurants to the streets lined with historic homes.  In fact I love it so much, I need to devote several blog entries in order to share it all.  The first entry though will be about Cliff Walk.


Cliff Walk, which runs along the eastern shore of Newport, is famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of Newport's shoreline with the beautiful architectural history of Newport's gilded age.  Some would compare it to Ogunquit's Marginal Way.  As you walk along its paved walk, on one side you enjoy the majestic Atlantic and on the other, mansion after mansion built during the Golden Age.  Serious development of Cliff Walk began in 1880, but wealthy estate owners spent the next 50 years improving it, piece by piece.

I think the photos will help you understand why I love it, but if you're interested in reading more about the fascinating facts and stories that explain its history and development, please use the link provided below.  But for now......enjoy your stroll and take in the view and if you try hard enough, you might even catch a whiff of the sea air.


Forty Steps
     "During Newport's Golden Age, the Forty Steps were a gathering place for the servants and workers from the nearby mansions. Here they would hold weekend dances and play the Irish songs and music that reminded them of home." (Taken from Cliff Walk website)










To view the photos in a slide show format - click on any photo.  Once you are at the show, just click the pics along the bottom of the page to move from photo to photo.   




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2 Responses to “The Edge of Eternity”

  1. Beautiful pictures. Brought back good memories of walking there with my mom when she was still able.

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    1. I'm so glad I was able to bring back those memories! Thanks for reading!

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