Waterfire: One Night in Providence, RI

Waterfire Providence

Waterfire Providence

About a dozen times each year, the city of Providence holds Waterfire. Almost 100 braziers are installed in the river running through town, filled with fire wood and set ablaze after sunset.

Before sunset, people (including this gondolier) line the river waiting for Waterfire.
Gondolier v 2.0

The circular basin is the first to be lit.
Providence Waterfire - Basin

The fires extend across the downtown.The Waterfire extends across the downtown.

People line the banks of the river to watch the fires.

People were hanging out along the banks of the river

Couples sit along the quieter sections to watch the fires.

At the other end of the river, we spotted luminaries with lit stars hanging above. They seemed to be in a pattern.
Luminary with stars above

<The luminries spelled out "LOVE"

The luminary spelled out "LOVE"

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