It's been a little while now, but I had a chance to visit with Jon Foster for a weekend in Providence and I can tell you as a "tourist" it was one of the coolest places I've ever been. The vibe (for lack of a better way to put it) was really cool and I would very much like to go back again. It's just as tegehel has stated. The whole area seems to drip with historic significance and weight. I could feel it in the air. Another reason I was so anxious when I got there is because it's the stomping grounds and resting place of H.P.Lovecraft, one of my favorites. I didn't have my camera then, but would love to go back and take a shot of his grave. That cemetery was absolutely beautiful!
If you have a chance to visit you definitely should!!!! I hope to go back soon!
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."