Newport is only about two hours away from my house. So its the kind of place where I have stopped by but have never really spent time at. So with one weekend, I tried to do Newport, and see it particularly through the eyes of two movies I enjoy that were filmed in the area, Irrational Man and Moonrise Kingdom

So first, some of the standard Newport sites on a beautful weekend in August...

 Newport's famous Cliff Walk.

Newport's famous Cliff Walk.

a dinner of oysters and a beautiful sunset among the yachts.

 What's more Newport than sailing?

What's more Newport than sailing?

Plus we visited many filming locations - several parks, public areas and a great bar visited by characters in Irrational Man including this one:

And for Moonrise Kingdom, we visited lighthouses, the church that stood in for the one on St. Jack Wood and of course the best find of them all, Moonrise Kingdom itself:

 Mile 3.25 Tidal Inlet from  Moonrise Kingdom

Mile 3.25 Tidal Inlet from Moonrise Kingdom

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