Provincetown

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Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving.

We’ll be gathering together later at my son’s house for a shared meal, but because it is also #ThrowbackThursday I have a few photos to share. My cousin had posted a YouTube video featuring drone footage of Provincetown, MA which inspired me to use Provincetown as my photo  theme. It’s a very unique place that offers lots of photographic opportunities.

P-town has always been a mecca for artists, renegades, writers and eccentrics. I have visited it many times for the last 5 decades.

Provincetown Theatre

The Provincetown Theatre Company opened it’s doors on March 29, 1963 . On February 10,1998 a fire broke out and destroyed the entire wharf. The “Whaler’s Wharf Fire” caused $7 million dollars in damage. It required the effort of 450 firefighters from 39 fire departments. This sign is located behind the new Whaler’s Wharf.

Flagship Restaurant

In the 1970 my cousin Steve and his wife Gael (far left) worked in several of the Restaurants in Town. Steve also did renovation work of the Town Hall during the day. At the time he was putting himself through law school in Boston. This photo is very indicative of the fashion of the 1970s.

 

The Barn in the 1970s

Steve and Gael lived in a converted barn located behind Gael’s parents home on Commercial Street. I have no idea how many parties I had spent here,. Sometimes Gael’s Uncle Heaton would join the party and sing bawdy songs on a 4 string guitar. Good times.

 

Past and Present

The barn in the 1970s and July 25, 2013.

Nice Hat

One of the many show promoters that you encounter on Commercial Street.

Town Hall

Provincetown Town Hall. Usually the benches are filled with tourists and street musicians.

Provincetown

The view back at the town from MacMillan Wharf. The wharf is the departure point for many of the whale watching excursions.

Rigging

In 2013 I had chance to get a close look at a tall ship docked at the end of MacMillan Wharf.

On Hold

You never know what to expect as you walk along Commercial Street. This nice lady insisted we talk to her on her “phone”. She offered some life lessons.

Provincetown

Ginny takes the call

Ginny and Susan

Lunch at Bubala’s By the Bay before a whale watch. My Cousin’s husband worked as a bartender when this photos was taken.

 

Some  YouTube videos by David Cox showing a bit of Provincetown (there are others online)

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3 thoughts on “Provincetown

  1. In 1972 I worked with Gael and Steve at the Everbreeze restaurant in P’town. I was a dishwasher, while Gael was a server and Steve was the busboy. They shared a room in “Uncle Heaton’s” house and I stayed with my buddy, Mitch, at the Whitehorse Inn. It’s hard to believe so many years have gone by and so much water has passed under the bridge. Please pass my warmest regards on to Gael and Steve, but I’m not sure they’ll even remember me.

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  2. Other recipients:

    29 years ago, my beautiful sister, Marcia, went home to heaven. She left our dear Susan Leilani and Harry. Harry has been great about keeping in touch with us all and we love him. May her soul rest in peace. 29 years ago, my beautiful sister, Marcia, went home to God. She left our dear Susan Leilani and Harry. Harry has been great about keeping in touch with us all and we love him. May her soul rest in peace.

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