Martha’s Vineyard – villages

This post is one of a series on Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of Massachusetts made famous by its early settlement and long history, its wonderful beaches, and for its long being the playground of the rich and famous.

The entire series of photographs comprise five postings: 1) gingerbread cottages, 2) villages, 3) beaches, 4) by the water, and, 5) Gay Head point. The ‘Like’ button is only on the first set; that way you are free to enjoy the pictures at your leisure but will not need to keep coming back to ‘like’ them one over the other.


There are a number of villages on Martha’s Vineyard: Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Tisbury (aka Vineyard Haven to the residents, who, in fine Yankee fashion, use the two names interchangeably), West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah. All of these shots are from the first two villages listed (we got to the others but I did not get any memorable photos from them) but you should be able to get a sense of the area from the photographs below.

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest Lyn, She Of Great Taste In All Things But Men, who does most of the photo selection. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.













All photographs and comments ©2014 by John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.


13 thoughts on “Martha’s Vineyard – villages

    • I hope you both get to visit there! Also on the very plus side, it would be hard to imagine a place more different than Las Vegas! 🙂

    • Our house is already filled with too many antiques and ceramics. I wouldn’t let Lyn even walk into an antique shop! For one, the prices would have been sky-high (this is where millionaires play) and for two, we’d have had to carry whatever she bought and I was already weighed down with camera gear! 🙂

  1. I love your use of different lenses and choice of subjects. I had a hard time picking a favorite and I think it must be the person drawing or doing a pastel of what they see off in the distance. But then I love the two ladies in the group of people who are taking pictures. The joy on the one ladies face is priceless.

    • I am so glad you liked the pictures. As to the two ladies…there was a dance troupe doing a semi-choreographed piece. The more elderly of the two women had, although she had no connection to the group from what I could see, worked very hard drumming up a crowd to watch. For a long time she had not been successful but at the last moment, a group gathered and I think she is just happy that people actually stopped to watch. Her drama was, frankly, more interesting to me than the dance was. She was just delightful!

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