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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.
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.
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.
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.
The barn in the 1970s and July 25, 2013.
One of the many show promoters that you encounter on Commercial Street.
Provincetown Town Hall. Usually the benches are filled with tourists and street musicians.
The view back at the town from MacMillan Wharf. The wharf is the departure point for many of the whale watching excursions.
In 2013 I had chance to get a close look at a tall ship docked at the end of MacMillan Wharf.
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.
Ginny takes the call
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)