Following are some photographs I took on my recent trip to Provincetown, Massachusetts over the 4th of July holiday. The shot above comes from one of the walls of the Atlantic House (A-House) bar which feature varnished collages of promo posters for some of its past weekend parties.
The shot below is the fireworks barge sitting in Ptown harbor. If you click to expand the image you'll better see a few people working on the boat which gives you an idea of the scale. At first glance it appears much smaller than it is.
Much more after the jump…
An old captain's house that sits across from the Boatslip, still owned (as far as I know) by the family of the late Reggie Cabral, who also own the A-House. In recent years, since Cabral's death, the house has fallen into a state of disrepair, but when I visited it once back in 1992 its walls were covered with the paintings of famous artists Cabral had collected over the years, a virtual museum. Place this into the category of properties I wish I owned. The second shot is a mobile painter at work on Commercial Street in front of the shop Symbology.
A shot of the iron gate on the old captain's house pictured above. My friend Jimmy with a very similar-looking ship.
Part of the town's charm comes from the Mercedes cab company in town, which shuttles folks around in vintage Benzes. This is the view from the back seat of one, our driver Astranada on the left.
A few boy shots from a pool party. Left, Conor and Adam. Right, Philip and Jeremy.
Activism, consumerism, and art can go hand-in-hand here. These shots show a couple of the flyers posted on town telephone poles. The first is for my favorite shop in town, MAP, which sells things like Rogues Gallery T-shirts, photo books, and small, unique items for the home. Hit it if you're there. The second is a very simple flyer I saw posted around town that pretty much speaks for itself.
Here are a couple more colorful shots from the walls of the A-House.
Here's a daytime view of a place some visit after leaving the A-House, underneath the Boatslip deck, the infamous ‘dick-dock'. And a view from the same beach of light on the boats at sunset, a gorgeous PTown image that should be stamped on the minds of most visitors to this magical place.
A few friends at tea dance at the Boatslip.
Shots from rooms at sea. A window on the Ptown ferry; an abstract shot taken by mistake of an orange post on the ferry and the ship's wake…
At the end of Macmillan Wharf you are greeted by the gray ladies of Ptown, a project put up by artists a few years ago. They seem to match the gray of everything else in the harbor on some days. The second shot is a view towards the Pilgrim Monument in the center of town.
Provincetown is a drag queen's paradise, although I was quite disappointed I didn't see Cher turning heads as she whizzed down Commercial Street on her motor scooter this year. These were a few of the acts in town for 2006.
“Tourists” by Chaim Gross and the construction of the new Provincetown library, a never-ending project. And a common site in Ptown, the view between houses, to the sea.