Wanskuk Park, image courtesy of Sarah Zurier

Hang a right off Branch Ave and drive down Woodward Rd. Some of the houses are set way back off the street—it feels strangely like a rural road in this corner of the city. Park by the church and enter the park through the ornate iron gates of a former estate. Cross the long lawn to where the land rises. Here are old brick steps, a carriage path, stone foundations of long-gone barns. Turn and look south. If you squint you might think you are in the English countryside gazing at an ancient stone church. You are in Providence and somewhere else at the same time.

Name: Sarah Zurier

Place: Wanskuck Park

Location: 229 Woodward Rd. Providence, RI