My favorite view of the town, reminiscent of a folk-art painting.
The brick building on the hill is Centennial Hall, built in 1876.
Marblehead is packed with wooden houses; many were built very early in the 18th century.
The commercial district is picturesque and full of great little shops.
A waterfront park.
This little castle on the hill is a private home. The front has two arched stone gates,
overgrown with vines and very atmospheric in themselves. But between them there's
an open driveway with a few cars, ruining the effect.
Rock garden on a stone wall.
Imagine having a romantic old house beside the sea...
I always think of this lighthouse as a hoop skirt minus the skirt.
I wish someone would put some draped and ruffled fabric over it, to billow in the breeze.
Please add a couple of petticoats under it, too.
A A widow's walk looks out to the sea.
Lots of Marblehead houses have white starfish in the windows.
A house from 1715 with starfish in the ground-floor windows.
A very old lady resting on her porch.
I'd be happy to live here, but my husband's commute to Cambridge would be long and terrible. So we consoled ourselves with tea, a blueberry muffin, a cinnamon scone, and a hermit, and were fortified for the trip back to Boston.