Newport in the Rhodes Islands in the United States is known as a summer resort town with a marina. In the past, Newport was a favourite summer vacation spot, especially for the privileged classes. This is evidenced by the fabulous villas scattered along the waterfront of this seaside town.
However, Newport is not only the luxury we know from the Gilded Age and grand estates. The city is also known for the Newport Marina and the sailing competitions that have been held here for several decades. The America’s Cup ( commonly known as the Auld Mug) was held in Newport from 1930 to 1983. And although the America’s Cup competition has been moved to other locations, Newport is still associated with sailing. And not surprisingly, the state-of-the-art marina is a reminder of the city’s historic importance to world sailing.
This photo was taken in the early summer of 2022, when Nico was trying to capture the essence of Newport in his photos. Although Newport is only 25,000 people, the task was not easy due to its rich and varied history. Newport’s marina, however, undoubtedly deserves to be called an icon of the city.