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I named this photo "dream house" for the simple reason that I would love living there. This picture was taken near Newport between Brenton Point State Park and Goose Neck Cove for the ones that know the area.
A little history:
Newport was founded in 1639 by a group of disidents escaping religious and political oppression from the northern colonies near Boston. With an ideal location for trade, Newport soon became a prosperous and bustling city specializing in furniture making, fishing and candle making. By the 1700's Newport grew into one of the five major ports in North America and became a shopping and trading mecca with more than 150 independant wharves and hundreds of shops all along what is now Thames Street.

The most interesting part that I found out there was the fact that Newport was the most important city port, before New York stole it away. At the dawn of the twentieth century, the most elite families in the nation came to Newport to escape urban life and to unwind in the waterfront serenity. Along the famous Bellevue Avenue, families like the New York Vanderbilts and the Astors built "summer cottages" - each one grander than its neighbour where they were pampered by dozens of servants, treated like royalty and threw parties that were the talk of town.
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