Wednesday, January 25, 2012

North Truro view of Pilgrim Monument

Here is a photo of Provincetown and the Pilgrim Monument taken from a North  Truro beach this January with a "zoom" lens. It is somewhat amazing that the "zoom" feature can bring things to appear closer to you than they really are.

The Pilgrim Monument was built in 1910 to commemorate the Pilgrims landing in Provincetown on November 21, 1620 and the signing of the "Mayflower Compact" which provided for a rudimentary form of democracy for this new colony. The monument itself is patterned after a clock tower known as "Palazzo Publico" as found in Siena, Italy.