Images of reinvention in delightful Duxbury

   "Henry'' (transparent watercolor), by Irena Roman, in her show "Second Wind: Journeys of Re-Invention,''  at the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Mass., through May 13.   Duxbury is a very affluent South Shore-of-Boston town with beautiful sandy beaches,  oyster beds, cranberry bogs, piney woods and kettle ponds, along lots of 18th and 19th Century houses. Geologically, it's Cape Cod- like.   

"Henry'' (transparent watercolor), by Irena Roman, in her show "Second Wind: Journeys of Re-Invention,''  at the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Mass., through May 13.

Duxbury is a very affluent South Shore-of-Boston town with beautiful sandy beaches,  oyster beds, cranberry bogs, piney woods and kettle ponds, along lots of 18th and 19th Century houses. Geologically, it's Cape Cod- like.

 

  Inlet scene in Duxbury.

Inlet scene in Duxbury.

  Duxbury has long been  a summer place for the well-off, mostly from the Boston and Providence areas, but some from Greater New York, too, although the ocean water there is much colder than in Buzzards and Narragansett bays, to the south.

Duxbury has long been  a summer place for the well-off, mostly from the Boston and Providence areas, but some from Greater New York, too, although the ocean water there is much colder than in Buzzards and Narragansett bays, to the south.

  The John Alden House, built in 1653, when Duxbury was becoming a sort of suburb of still-small Plymouth.

The John Alden House, built in 1653, when Duxbury was becoming a sort of suburb of still-small Plymouth.