Travels to Martha’s Vineyard

View east from ferry upon debarkation from Woods Hole. (All photos by David Brussat)

View east from ferry upon debarkation from Woods Hole. (All photos by David Brussat)

An invitation from my friend Steve O’Rourke to join him “en seminar” at Martha’s Vineyard, where he has lectured every year for the past two decades and more, relieved me of a life omission: I’d never been to the Vineyard. In my three decades here I’d been to Nantucket and Cape Cod, especially Provincetown, but never to that island mecca of artists, presidents, evangelists and fishermen. Tuesday and Wednesday I went.

I took the ferry from Woods Hole, drove around with Steve, dined in the lap of luxury (or its bar) at the Atlantic, walked into Edgartown in the morning to have breakfast and take pictures, took the Chappy ferry over to see the sights of Chappaquiddick (including the infamous bridge and the beach where Steve got married, which has gone in and out of existence over the years – storms, erosion, etc.)

Time limited my excursions mostly to Edgartown. Then I came home. Here are some pix, mostly of Edgartown, a couple from Oak Bluffs, a few from Chappaquiddick, and several videos at the end, including one from the bus leaving Providence.

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About David Brussat

For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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7 Responses to Travels to Martha’s Vineyard

  1. Pingback: Travels to Martha’s Vineyard | arbima

  2. stevejcoylet says:

    wonderful, David, both the images and the memories. Many thanks, Steve

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  3. Steve Wallace says:

    You are great as this. It should make you well at some point.

    Steve

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  4. Steve Wallace says:

    David,

    Some time go back to see Gay Head as well as the other small towns.

    Steve Wallace

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  5. Anonymous says:

    David,
    A masterful, exquisite job. Bravo! I wish I had time to read all your work, and I hope I will; I save them all. Keep at it.
    Steve Wallace

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  6. Be still my vacationers heart! You saved one of the best for later….

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