Which Cape Cod can you visit?
In reality you can find two Cape Cods. One Cape Cod is really a tourist Mecca. This is a accepted host to fine dining, chips and fish, outdoor theaters, and elegant fabulous homes that forget the sea. Here is the Cape Cod filled up with romantic bungalows and a location so picture perfect that it serves because the backdrop for most a Hollywood movie. It is the Cape Cod of the rich, made famous by the John F. Kennedy clan and by dreams. It really is an open place filled up with folks from every constant state, race, religion, and sexual orientation whose visitors arrived at play and revel in its natural and cultural beauty. This is actually the Cape Cod of writers, poets, and artists.
But you will find a second Cape Cod. This Cape Cod is really a land where in fact the brisk and rapidly-spoken English pronounced with a fresh England accent symbolizes a population that lives by and from the ocean. It is a land that realizes that the ocean both gives and takes and that the North Atlantic could be cold and unforgiving. Its fisherman make their livelihood from the ocean, and all often must attempt to sea only to never return too.
In an industrialized world, the classical fisherman represents days gone by, a past that has to compete with a present-day filled up with middle-class tourism which seeks days gone by, but in quest for days gone by endanger its cultural survival. How exactly to create the modus vivendi into the future is very much indeed a cultural, physical, economic, and ecological challenge. Both present and past need one another in a strange “Malthusian” dance of death and life, democracy, and elitism.
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Despite the challenges, there is absolutely no doubt that Cape Cod is beautiful. The homes of the rich are gracious and large and remind the passer-by to be in mythical “southern” plantation homes occur the English countryside of yesteryear, making use of their front lawns overlooking the ocean yet. The city centers have their charm, and their stores are filled up with from &ldquo once;penny” candies to elegant ladies’ apparel and from fishing nets to hardware.
This commercial diversity once more reflects the point that you can find two Cape Cods living side-by-side at the very least for a couple warm months every year. Summer fades into what the locals call &ldquo then;Indian summer.” It is a glorious and long autumn where in fact the trees develop a “symphony of leaves” set contrary to the background of a cold gray sea. Because the air gets colder ever, the snows arrive, the tourists leave, the sleepy villages commence to reawaken from their hibernation, and the Cape Cod of days gone by returns alive.
In your travel adventure, which Cape Cod can you elect to visit?
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