Topic: Massachusetts

SLIDE SHOW: Thoreau’s Cape Cod

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Kettle Pond, Wellfleet

Kettle Pond, Wellfleet

Sunrise at Sandy Beach, Sandwich

Sunrise at Sandy Beach, Sandwich

Thoreau's Cape Cod, photographs by Dan Tobyne

Thoreau's Cape Cod, photographs by Dan Tobyne

Dune Shacks, Provincetown

Dune Shacks, Provincetown

Coast Guard Beach, Eastham

Coast Guard Beach, Eastham

Old Harbor Lifesaving Station, Provincetown

Old Harbor Lifesaving Station, Provincetown

Long Point, Provincetown

Long Point, Provincetown

Nauset Light Beach, Eastham

Nauset Light Beach, Eastham

Wood End, Provincetown

Wood End, Provincetown

Bayside salt marsh

Bayside salt marsh

Highland Light at dawn

Highland Light at dawn

Coast Guard Beach, Eastham

Coast Guard Beach, Eastham

Sandpipers

Sandpipers

LeCount Hollow Beach, Wellfleet

LeCount Hollow Beach, Wellfleet

All photos/art by Dan Tobyne

Henry David Thoreau took four walking tours of Cape Cod from 1849 to 1857. Present-day photographer Dan Tobyne asks, “What would Thoreau see today if he walked the same route?”

These photographs, from the book, Thoreau’s Cape Cod (Commonwealth Editions), are the answer.

More photos by Dan Tobyne: dmtle.com

More about the book: Commonwealth Editions

Comments
  • Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. It makes me want to go back to the Cape all the more!! Spent a week there last year with my family….best vacation I have ever had!

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