"I dream't I dwelt in marble halls"
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Louis Armstrong- High Society

1 comment:

The Down East Dilettante said...

When I first saw Newport, in the mid-60's, it still looked much like this--houses had been lost, a few unfortunate structure built, but it was still of a piece, and Chetwode, Stoneacre, et al, were still there. Since then, more demolitions, a few unfortunate remodelings, and much subdivision of ocean frontage, chipped away into smaller lots, on which have been built a series of mostly unfortunate mcmansions, etc., and much of the feel and integrity are lost. One now has to squint a little. Marvelous to see this clip---made me most nostalgic--and sad.

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