Sunday, July 19, 2009

Westport: Bridge Street and the Mall

Founded in 1758, Westport is one of the first planned communities in Europe. Public life revolved around two areas: The Quay and the rectangular business district anchored at one end by the mall and Catholic Church on the Carrowbeg River shown above.

Bridge Street, which intersects with the river via an arched bridged like the one in the distance, features many of Westport's shops, pubs, and restaurants: It's the center of activity in the town. Here's the foot of Bridge Street, as seen from the river:


The top of Bridge Street from the Clock Tower (show first):




To be continued!...

That blood, it never burned in her veins...

Newport in bloom (find the skulls!)...

Even the geese
dance in NOLA!...

Baby sitting and Nancy Drew...

6 comments:

willow said...

Incredibly charming. I LOVE that cobalt blue.

Roy said...

Planned communities go back to 1758? I never knew! It certainly is a charming place.

Ima Wizer said...

I love this!!!

Renegade Eye said...

The yellow color scheme, in picture 2, really caught my eye.

Really nice pictures.

K. said...

Westport is a wonderful town. The people here are so friendly, too. Believe me, I feel blessed to be able to come here every year.

Today is shaping up as sunny (although one never knows) and lazy (more certain about that), which usually means sitting outside of Dunning's Pub watching the world go by.

Scrumpy said...

Everything is so colorful!