|All photos in this post taken 2014 by Jessica Knauss|
As my blog readers know, I've written a novella entitled Waterfire, in which this inexplicably essential art installation plays an inspirational role. When I returned to New England, I was keen to visit the real-life event as soon as possible.
|Waterplace Park before lighting.|
|The mystical circle at Waterplace, with DownCity in the background.|
|Looking back at the mystic circle with Providence Place in the background.|
|The gondoliers show off their authentic costumes at the gondola dock.|
|Waterfire passes along the foot of College Hill.|
And then we heard what Kelly and Brian heard: her favorite piece of music, "The Prayer of St. Gregory" by Alan Hovhaness. In these videos, you can't distinguish the music quite as well as the snaps and pops of the fire, which is how it should be.