A few details from Circuit Avenue, the Main Street of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
There’s so much detail to be seen on “Marvellous Martha’s Vineyard”.
Now, before you eagle-eyed editor types whip out your virtual red pencils, be advised that I actually do know that “marvelous” has a single “L”. In my family, the custom of using two “L”s, when describing the Vineyard, is an old “in joke”. Our spelling whim may originate from a postcard we saw, back in the ‘fifties, which made that misspelling. Whatever the source, our orthographic habit is ingrained.
When it comes to “marvelous” and “Martha’s Vineyard, I almost always go “Two L”.
The Devil, you say.
Circuit Avenue is a heavily traveled location, and is the site of much “Postering”. Postering is a staple PR tool, and leaves fastenating textures.
Here’s a historic doorstep. There was a time when every town in New England had an A&P on its Main Street. The “supermarket” back then was the size of a gas station convenience store today. Now even the big A&P in Vineyard Haven is gone. It was bought out by Stop & Shop. All we have to remind us of the former name is the ampersand.
The sign painter is fond of the stained glass “G”, over the door of Giordano’s Restaurant.
Seven days in a week, seven sides to a heptagram, seven is a prime number and a lucky number, and there are seven seas and seven sins.
The Ancients had their Seven Wonders, and in their cosmology there were seven planets.
This post has seven photographs.