Friday, October 1, 2010


The final cut...if you saw the rough cut video of where I live, you will recognize some things. However, some things were deleted and some things added to this one. It took me compressing it four times to get it in this quality. Not perfect, but it's okay. Enjoy the beauty of this area. And watching it at youtube, will allow you to see it in 720p and in an expanded screen size - just double click on the video and it will take you there.


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If you go to youtube, click the expand arrows at lower right of the video for viewing on a larger screen. And watch in 720p if possible. To go to youtube, double click on the video.

This video is to show my love for where I live in Newport County, Rhode Island, on Aquidneck Island ~ once land of Native Americans, now a land of immigrants, ancestors of immigrants and Native Americans. Most of the video clips and photographs were shot in Newport, Rhode Island with the others being shot in the adjacent town of Middletown, save one in Portsmouth. I live in the town of Portsmouth, but claim Aquidneck Island as my home. Aquidneck Island includes three small towns: Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth.


Al Green ~ Here I Am

Odetta ~ Hear Me Talking to Ya from the CD titled Blues Everywhere I Go

Please, support artists who don't ban youtube use.

Videogaphy and photography ~ Sandra Hammel
The opening song is extracted from video that I took at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 12, 2007. It is Al Green singing Here I Am as clips of him singing at the 2007 festival are edited in. The view after showing Al sing is the view the artists see from the main stage at Fort Adams park.

Included in the tribute video:
Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park
Narragansett Bay ~ views from many places, including a ride on a sailboat
showing the shoreline
Views of Jamestown on Conanicut Island
Eastons Beach, also known as Newport Beach and First Beach
Newport Bridge - renamed The Claiborne Pell Bridge
Dance company "Island Moving Company" on St. George's lawn
Black Ships Festival Taiko Drumming - New York City group

Brenton Cove
Sachuest Beach, also known as Second Beach
Sachuest Wildlife Refuge
Third Beach
Newport Art Museum

Cliff Walk and views from it
Trinity Church
Touro Synagogue
The International Tennis Hall of Fame grounds
Goat Island
Ocean Drive, view from Brenton Point Park
Newport National Golf Course
Ida Lewis Yacht Club

Touro Park, The Stone Mill
Channing Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church
Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
Kings Park, Rochambeau statue and gazebo
My beloved sunset and cloud photos
Picture of my son when he was 11 years old
Ducks at Brenton Cove
Kay Worden statues: Father and Daughter, The Hurdy Gurdy Man, The Wave, The Skater

Darfur event includes:
Americas Cup Avenue
Washington Square -- (important scenes of Steven Spielberg's "Amistad" were shot on Washington Square)

Newport, RI~ attractionsWashington Square

Link to interior picture of Saint Mary's Church. St. Mary's is at corner of Spring Street and Memorial Boulevard and it is the church where Jacqueline Lee Bouvier married John F. KENNEDY on a warm summer day September 12, 1953. Seated in the pews of St. Mary's were 800 people of power and privilege. The Peruvian ambassador to the U.S. was there; so was the ambassador from Spain. Joseph Martin of Massachusetts, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, attended as did numerous congressmen and senators from around New England .

Jamestown, Rhode Island
a great website about the area - Jamestown is on its own island - Conanicut, which is across the Narragansett Bay from Newport, Rhode Island on Aquidneck Island. The area has a mix of names from the Native Americans and England's town names adopted.

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At October 3, 2010 at 9:45:00 PM EDT , Blogger elysian_17 said...

hi there =)

I read your blog and WOW your life is awesome..i know that your a smart, talented and a very wonderful person...Your really living your life to the fullest which i envy,I wish I could do the same thing,travel discovering my people and new culture..But I just cant..

GOODLUCK MAM!!I wish you continue doing the great things youve been doing...


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