Writers such as Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Wiliams and Norman Mailer also spent time in Provincetown. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz also lived in Provincetown.
Even today, it's possible to meet people who knew Franz Kline, Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell. Their stories bring these people to life.
Before we leave town and head back to Boston, I wanted to show the difference between what we saw last week and what the same scenes look like in summer. Above is Captain Jack's Wharf, a series of 12 connected summer cottages where Tennessee Williams once debuted "A Streetcar Named Desire."
This is what is looks like in summer.
Although the cottages are now condos, many of them are for rent by the week during summer months. Many people return the same week, year after year to share their vacation with other people who say travel here to spend time enjoying the view from this deck.
...and the same view in the late summer. Imagine walking down this path to your waterfront deck where the hypnotizing sound of the waves, the lighthouse foghorn's rhythmic call and the smell of the salt in the fresh ocean breeze. One day in this setting is worth day's relaxation anywhere else.
Before the day gets too old, I need to hit the road to check out a big antiques barn that's mid-Cape to see if I can find anything to finish up the living room.