Friday, June 11, 2010
PAINTED LADIES AND DOLL HOUSES
San Francisco's Painted Ladies have nothing on these beauties in miniature. Painted Ladies with all the rick-rack are common everywhere in New England. Marthas Vineyard is studded with them, but here, in the village of Oak Bluffs, these famous cottages resemble doll houses. Roof to roof in a circle surrounding a Methodist Church and outdoor Tabernacle, this Camp was established in 1835. The Tabernacle was built in 1879. The neighborhood expands and continues the theme.
Another of Jim's cousins, Rebecca Nicol, decided to work the island for the summer at Sandy's Fish Market. Sandy's was voted as having the best fish & chips on the island, so, of course, we indulged.
This grand old hotel is in the town of Vineyard Haven. We visited and gawked. The day was rainy and gray, but it didn't diminish our enjoyment at all.