In this photo-essay, the first in the revised website, I’m trying to present the idea of looking-back; not with regret or through rose-colored glasses, but through a lens that sees the world 50 years later.

The thumbnail, I’m using to identify this photo-essay, is of a painting that hangs in the Blue Room of the mansion at the Brothers Center in Narragansett. It was painted in memory of Daniel Joseph Dundin Jr. who died in a drowning accident on July 13, 1955. The painting was done by Daniel’s mother.

Images in this essay are from 3 locations – Narragansett, Newport and Portsmouth. In the top row, the first 3 are from the grounds of Christian Brothers Center, the windmill-like structure is on Clarke Road and the cracked boulder is on the coast in front of the Center.

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In the bottom row, the first 3 are from the grounds of Salve Regina University in Newport, the last 2 are of the chapel at Portsmouth Abbey in Portsmouth. (I’ve wanted to see the cruciform sculpture for forever and I finally got there, got to see it and got to shoot it.)

For this photo-essay, I’m using the lyrics from Va Pensiero from Verdi’s Nabucco, Try to Remember from the musical The Fantasticks, Come Saturday Morning from the film The Sterile Cuckoo, As Time Goes By Herman Hupfeld 1931 classic, and Sit Down Young Stranger the lead track from Gordon Lightfoot’s 1970 album of the same title.