Finding new and different scenes to bring to this blog is a challenge. This scene is by no means unique, as it has been the subject of many artists and photographers over the years. Until I happened upon it, I had never seen a photograph of it. Since my stop here in May of 2008, I have.
These are the Days’ Cottages in North Truro, built in the 1930s. On the drive in to Provincetown, I had noticed the line of little houses on the road next to the highway and decided to stop on the way back if I had time. I thought they were fascinating, but was initially more interested in getting some photos of the bay on the other side of them. I was immediately drawn to the possibilities of the cottages once I was on the other side.
As I walked through to the beach, I turned to capture what I was seeing. The top photo was one of the very first ones I took, and is my favorite.
I then moved around for different perspectives.
Opening up the view, the cottages look very different, more square and chunky.
I believe there are 23 cottages, all with flower names, and this is what they look like individually. One day I would love to see the inside of one.
Last February, I was nearby and captured this sign on the street side. Such desolation in winter.
The windows boarded up were appropriate for this very cold day and give a completely different look.
(Interesting history of the cottages here.)
I am reminded of an old song…. (with the exception of “ticky tacky”)
Little Boxes/Pete Seeger:
Little boxes all the same
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same