Every summer, my family spends a week in Provincetown, which is at the very tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Remote and breathtakingly beautiful, it is also America’s preeminent art colony, home to artists and writers including Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Norman Mailer, Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell. “Provincetown is, has always been, an eccentrics’ sanctuary,” says Michael Cunningham, who has kept a summer house in Provincetown for years. “It is one of the places in the world you can disappear into. It is the Morocco of North America, the New Orleans of the north.” I especially love the gardens you pass along Commercial Street, the main road that runs the length of Provincetown. I took these pictures in August of this year.