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Monday, May 29, 2006

A few notes on visiting Rockport.

Rockport HarborMrs Philocrites and I indulged in a bit of tourism this weekend, taking her parents on a day trip up to Rockport, which none of us had visited before. Fodor's Boston 2006 says, "Rockport has refrained from going overboard with T-shirt emporia and other typical tourist-trap landmarks." Really? We quickly realized that "overboard" must describe places profoundly given over to kitsch. (We did visit one gallery of wonderful photographs, one appealing jewelry shop, and one shop with some great children's toys, so the town still has some good stuff.) Being flexible people, we decided that people-watching, perfect weather, and a chance for me to take some colorful pictures was good enough. Plus, the people staffing the visitor's booth and the shuttle parking lot were very nice — and Mrs P gives high marks to any town that has a clean public bathroom at its visitor's center. So we give Rockport one thumbs up.

I've used up my monthly allotment at Flickr, so this is the only photo from our visit that I can upload for a few days. There will be more. (If you enjoy my photos, you can syndicate my photo feed.)

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 29 May 2006 at 6:47 PM

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