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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ABC Wednesday: Elegant Entrance


Everyone who visits Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, U.S. can enter through the elegant entrance in the back of the Colonial Governor's mansion. Of course back when the colonial governor lived there, I suspect entering uninvited wouldn't be encouraged.
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24 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

This image says lots of words!
Really ELEGANT and charming, I like a lot the golden sign. Now, we can dream about how is the decoration inside!No doubt it's wonderful as well!
Excellent post!
Hugs
Léia

Ayie said...

Hi Carver! Long time no visit due to our vacation.

That's a very elaborate decor, very striking!

happy valentine's to you too!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I've always wanted to visit there! Now I want to even more! Terrific capture of a definitely elegant and historical place!! Great word for the E Day!

Sylvia
ABC Team

photowannabe said...

I loved my visit to Williamsburg but it was so long ago. Thanks for the shot of this elegant building. I need to go again and see it with photographer's eyes.

Roger Owen Green said...

Actually our family went to Williamsburg 2 or 3 years ago. Remember that building. Good capture.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - ROG

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, it is just beautiful, Carver! Very E-for-elegant!!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Hildred and Charles said...

And can you imagine what the front entrance must look like!!!

richies said...

My my, that is elegant!!

An Arkies Musings

Kate said...

Yes, it is indeed an elegant entrance. Been all over the world and US but haven't visited this place. Guess I'd better get going!!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

That's the British royal coat of arms above the doors is it not?

Martha said...

Exquisitely elegant!

caite said...

Beautiful.
Gosh, I have not been there in a long time...

Tumblewords: said...

That is truly elegant! Excellent post!

Indrani said...

Oh! This is beautiful.

ChrisJ said...

That is a magnificent Coat of Arms!

Rambling Round said...

Ornate!

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

E is for Eyes that Glow

Mama Zen said...

That's really neat!

EG Wow said...

The entrance is elegant indeed!

Starnitesky said...

A very grand entrance - the coat of arms is spectacular.

London Caller said...

What a lovely building!
Isn't that coat of arms of Britain!?

Wanda said...

What a beautiful "Crest" Very Elegant.

Dhemz said...

how awesome! elegant indeed!
Check out my ABC Wednesday entry as well. Much appreciated!

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting. Several have asked if the coat of arms is a British one. I assume it is since this was the colonial Governor's palace and seven Royal Governor's lived there followed by Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson drew up plans for renovating the palace when he was the Virginia governor but they weren't implemented as the decision was made to move the government to Richmond, VA. Most of the palace is as it was during the Royal Governor's time but they do discuss, in the tour, when Patrick Henry was Governor and also have some of Jefferson's drawings when he considered changes during his time there.

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