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Monday, October 19, 2009

That's My World Tuesday - Colonial Williamsburg

The state I live in, North Carolina (U.S.), borders the state of Virginia. For a short vacation, Bill and I went to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and our daughter was able to join us. Below is Bill and our daughter in the colonial nursery.
For more information about the reconstructed colonial capital of Virginia you can click on this link. It's so extensive that I'm only going to post a smattering of the photographs I took.
We lucked out considering the abysmal weather forecast which called for rain the whole time we were there. It did rain some and sprinkle some but not enough to interfere with us walking around and seeing the sights.
They have reenactments of key events in the history of the colonial capital, and although that wasn't what interested me the most it was fun to see some of them since I haven't been there in a very long time.
I enjoyed seeing the animals which were part of the reconstruction. These horses were grazing in a pasture behind the Colonial Governor's Palace.
I thought it was interesting how ornate the back door of the Governor's palace was. I believe that's the way he beat a hurried retreat when the American Revolutionary war was brewing.
The gardens above, in the back of the palace are a nice mixture of hedges, topiary, herbs, and leafy edible plants. Below are the sheep which graze behind the weavers store. They do a good job of representing colonial life and you can see cabinet makers, weavers, and others working much as they would have in the past.
It was a good time of year for this trip because the gardens still had a lot growing and blooming but the autumn foliage was beginning to get fired up. I think I'll stop here and perhaps post more of my zillion fall trip photos another time.
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Mojo said...

I'm not absolutely sure, but I don't believe I've ever made it to Williamsburg. It was always a place I went by on my way somewhere else. But you've captured it wonderfully.

Babooshka said...

This really is a slice of history as seen through present day eyes. Quite envious of you being able to photograph something like this.

Luiz Ramos said...

Traditions and beautiful Nature.
Lovely gardens and views.
Luiz Ramos

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful photographs. Looks like a really interesting place to visit, and very nicely reconstructed.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: Those are really neat captures with all the color.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Carver, what a delightful trip back in history! Got such a kick out of the governor's back door!! We should all be so lucky, ha! Your photos are magnificent and the colors are so beautifully brilliant! Glad the weather turned out better than expected!

Have a great week!


Erin said...

what an awesome enjoyed it and your wonderful captures.
we've not been to williamsburg and don't know why not. i guess i need to make a long weekend plan to just do it and drag hubby along :)

Snap said...

I love Colonial Williamsburg. We were there several years ago (July4!) and had a wonderful time. I've always wanted to go back. Thanks for the memories!

sixstars said...

Looks like you picked a great time of year to visit. Im not sure what the history is all about but it looks like fun!

Cheffie-Mom said...

What a neat piece of history! Great photos -- the colors are wonderful!!

Martha Z said...

Great shots. I like the glimpse of life as it was that we get visiting these historic sites.

Photo Cache said...

Lucky you so close to all that "history". Always wanted to see that place. Thanks for the tip, I'll make it autumn when I go visit.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

That is so nice very sood shots esp the fall color and costumes

eileeninmd said...

You lovely scenic photos from your Williamsburg trip. The fall colors are fantastic and th4e reenactment looks cool too. Thanks for sharing your trip.

Sandi McBride said...

Oh how we love Williamsburg! When we lived in Virginia Beach we visited frequently. Lovely photos to remind me how lovely a place it is.

maryt/theteach said...

My husband and I visited Colonial Williamsburg such a long time ago... It's time we went again. You've convinced me with your beautiful photos, Carver. :)

Catherine said...

This looks a beautiful historic place to those Autumn colours..

Anonymous said...

You show the city at its best. It is a fun place to visit and explore. I've been many times and always find something new.

Jenn Jilks said...

Lovely smatter, and taste of the place!

James said...

Since I've been blogging I've seen several posts about Colonial Williamsburg and each time I want to go. I wish it was closer. Your pictures are wonderful.

Hazel said...

The blogosphere is abundant with fall pictures now. Yours are some of the best I saw, and I enjoyed them very much. I love historical tours. It's great it didn't rain that much and your were able to go around and share with us beautiful shots.

Gaelyn said...

Visiting a place from our past is a great way to truly experience history. The fall colors just glow. Love the gardens.

Arija said...

What a wonderful post, like a time warp. Great photos as well.

Wolynski said...

I've been to Williamsburg and couldn't help thinking the slave quarters were nice and spacious. Of course, they probably only saved the best ones.
Lovely photos.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Haven't been to Williamsburg in years. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Stunning FALL photos!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures dear friend!
Glad to know that you enjoyed a lot this time there!
Léia :)

Stine in Ontario said...

I enjoyed this tour of Williamsburg. Keeping history alive gives us all a feel of our own time and place.

Ayie said...

wow!! what a great place!

Louise said...

Add this to my bucket list. Thanks so much for sharing this. I was traveling when you posted it, and now I want to head out again!

Della said...

Thank you for showing.


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