Visit Rhode Island Travel Guide
Rhode Island officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest state…
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Some states have majestic eagles or billowing palm trees as icons. But in Rhode Island, we have something much better: a giant blue insect. Big Blue Bug has been a part of the Providence skyline for as long as we can remember, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Here’s how this enormous termite replica came to be.
Nestled on a corner of Main Street, the 161-year-old business houses a classic soda fountain matched by its historic menu. Display cases full of curiosities harken back to the storefront’s days as a pharmacy (it stopped filling prescriptions in 2017) and penny candy—which now costs 15 cents—lines the counter. Soda and ice cream are on offer, but Delekta’s specialty is the “cabinet.” They make a few different flavors, but the real star of the show is the coffee cabinet.
Like many Rhode Islanders of a certain age, Paul Davis’ formative years were spent watching concerts at the Living Room, scaling the rides at Rocky Point and taking in blockbusters like Jaws and Star Wars in the old Park and Garden City cinemas. Now the Cranston native’s days are spent photographing, framing and selling black-and-white slices of Little Rhody nostalgia through his business, Rhode Trip Photography.