This is an image of the carousel located in the Carousel Village section of Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island. A carousel, or merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders. Typically the seats are carved horses or other animals with saddles. A pole connects the seat with a mechanism above that pulls the rider up and down as the platform rotates, simulating a galloping motion.
This image captures the home of Emily Dickinson located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dickinson (1830-1886) spent most of her life in this stately home, now a museum dedicated to educating visitors about her life and works. Only a handful of Emily’s poems were published during her lifetime; it wasn’t until 1955 that many of her works were published in The Poems of Emily Dickinson.
This image captures the Mercury-Redstone rocket replica standing 92-feet tall outside the front entrance to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire. This was the first American manned space vehicle and was a key element of NASA’s Mercury project to put a man in orbit around the earth.
Arthur Fiedler was a conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Born in Boston in 1894, he learned violin after moving to Germany as a teen. He started as a violinist for the Pops and became conductor in 1930. Known for injecting popular show tunes into the BSO’s repertoire, Fiedler led the Pops for half a century. His July 4th concerts at the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston were legendary, particularly the country’s 1976 bicentennial celebration when he led the orchestra through Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture amid a dazzling fireworks display. Fiedler passed away in 1979 at his home in Brookline, Massachusetts.
The Class of 1945 Library at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire was designed by famous architect Louis Kahn. Considered a masterpiece of modern architecture, the facility’s key feature is the interior atrium that reaches 5 stories, punctuated by large circular openings that reveal the stacks of books on the upper floors.