Roger Williams founded Providence in 1636, when he was looking for a fresh start from religious persecution in Massachusetts. Fast forward to today, Lomographers will find Providence to be a place to exercise their own creative capital!
The city of Providence was founded by Roger Williams in 1636. He was escaping religious persecution in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He created a community based on tolerance. This spirit of diversity continues to shape Providence today. Because of Providence’s diverse culture, it is an amazing place for Lomographers to photograph.
From the historic downtown to the colleges (including Brown University) on the East Side, Providence has quirky one-way streets, each one as interesting as the next. As Providence is one of America’s most densely populated cities, it has one of the highest percentages of walking commuters. This pedestrian-friendly environment allows Lomographers to easily walk around the city to photograph its unique landscape.
A great place to stay in Providence is the Renaissance Providence Hotel, a rehabbed structure that was once a decaying Masonic Temple. Across the street from the hotel is the Rhode Island State House, which is not only the seat of state government, it is also the fourth-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world and a wonder to photograph. Providence is also known as “The Renaissance City” and is a sister city to Venice, Italy. A Lomographer can catch a ride on a gondola in Providence!
Providence affords an amazing opportunity for Lomographers to capture varied scenes. Come visit Providence to expand your Lomohome. Send me a message if you want me to show you around. Lomo on!