Winslow Homer's studio; Prout's Neck, Scarborough, Maine

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    I had a girlfriend back in 2002 whose family was obscenely wealthy. These pictures were taken in and around Prout's Neck, Maine, which is close to Scarborough. This place is virtually a private island - there's a narrow strip of land - the 'neck' I suppose - which connects it to the mainland.

    I have never mixed with such incredibly wealthy WASPs in my life, and probably never will again. Some of the richest people in the USA have second homes here. Which makes me wonder how big their first homes are...
    My girlfriend's mother's vacation home must have been at least 3000 square feet , and that was one of the smaller ones. There are homes here in the region of 8000 -12000 square feet.The wealth is obscene,and yet I relished it like the most guilty of pleasures.

    In addition to this being the exclusive province of rich WASPs, it is also the location of Winslow Homer's studio, which I visited.

    There was also a big fuss, to-do and hoo-hah about Bush coming to do a fund raising gig at the hotel on Prout's Neck. Sadly we left before he arrived. Residents that were not attending Bush's speech at the hotel were to remain in their houses for the duration.

    For that asshole? Jesus.

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