(Photographs and Text, Copyright (c) 2014 Cynthia Shenette) What a difference a century makes! Well, maybe not exactly a century, but pretty darn close to it. The original photo was probably taken about 95 years years ago, in the late 1910s. I wrote a post about it back in April 2012. At the time I wasn't sure where the photo was taken, but with a little research and a whole lot of luck discovered it was taken at Purgatory Chasm in Middletown, Rhode Island.
My family and I go to Newport every once in a while, and last November I
It's amazing how different things look now. It's hard to see the ocean with all of the trees and brush in the way. I wondered from what vantage point the original photo was taken. Now I know. There is a footbridge over the chasm. I took my photo from the same spot.
There's also another lookout over the rocks to the left of the chasm. See all of the dots in the surf?
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