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Smallest State, Longest Name

I could post more photos from New York and especially from the photo shoot around the Oculus on our last evening in town, but my previous photo was my 70th post from New York City, so I think it抯 a good moment to move on.

The next day, we drove from New York City to Boston. At the end of the afternoon we made a stop-over in Providence, the state capital of Rhode Island, which will be the last addition to my map of photographed U.S. states for this trip, although much yellow won抰 be added to the map, as Rhode Island is the smallest U.S. state (only 3,144 km2). But, as a proud Rhode Islander pointed out to us during our short visit, it may be the smallest state, it has also got the longest state name, since the official name of the state is the State of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations.

Providence is the capital and largest city of Rhode Island and the third most populous city in New England (178, 000 inhabitants). Founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, it is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is located at the mouth of the Providence River near Narragansett Bay. It was one of the first industrialised cities in the U.S., best known for its textile manufacturing. It is also home to Brown University, one of the eight Ivy League universities. Seen here is the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, located at Memorial Park. The monument in front of it was erected in 1929 and commemorates the Rhode Island soldiers who fought in the First World War. The church spire is part of the First Unitarian Church of Providence.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 1090/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-09 16:36
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1519 kb

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