From an evening walk in Oak Bluffs, a town whose first years encompass the second half of the nineteenth century. “Carpenter Gothic”, and “Gingerbread” are names often associated with domestic architecture from that era. “Wedding Cake” and “Housepainter’s Playground” also come to mind.
The first photo is from Circuit Avenue, the town’s main street.
The second photo is on Grove Avenue on the edge of Ocean Park.
Alan Greenspan used “irrational exuberance” to describe the dot-com bubble.
I’ll use the term “Glorious exuberance” to describe these houses.
We shall return to Oak Bluffs in the future.