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April 23, 2004

Pineapple arch

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The pineapple is the symbol for hospitality. This particular pineapple adorns an arch at the entrance to the Federal Hill Section of Providence, a yummy neighborhood filled with great Italian restaurants, piercing and tatoo parlors (3 in four blocks), parking lots manned by large, bald, ominous looking men smoking cigars (3 in four blocks --I was scared to take their picture) and a piazza.

I think the presence of multiple tatoo parlors is due to the proximity of RISD. You can probably get a fabulous tatoo from a graduate, and the undergraduates provide an unending supply of blank skin. I passed because I was pressed for time. (The featured bride in the NY Times Wedding Section this week had a tatoo). More about that later.

Posted by Dakota at April 23, 2004 06:01 AM