My colleague Wendy Leung returned recently from a trip to Boston and supplies this photo of a gift shop window in Provincetown, Mass. Pomona, as you probably know, also lives with the P-town nickname, although here there usually aren’t cutesy hearts involved.
“Provincetown is the tip of Cape Cod, a colorful, gay-friendly spot where natural beauty and kitsch collide,” she reports. “They call it P-town, the fist at the end of the flexed arm” — referring to the shape of Massachusetts’ border.
“It’s very different from Pomona. I couldn’t find menudo or carne asada here; instead, I had fried clams and a cup of chowdah.”