Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Gingerbread Cottages

As I said in my last post, Martha's Vineyard is famous for its incredible gingerbread cottages.  These houses were originally tents, very fancy tents, occupied by members of the Methodist Church in the mid 1800's. They would come to Oak Bluff for religious retreats and after awhile houses were build on the same tent sites. They really are amazing. Apparently one church member tried to outdo the others in paint color and trim.

Here are just a few.There are over 300 of them. Feast your eyes on these treasures and if you do ever go to Martha's Vineyard, be sure to see them.

Click on the pictures for a much bigger view, showing the amazing attention to detail.

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