July 29, 2014
Everyone at the Williamsburg Farmers Market at Merchant Square on Saturday was drawn to the this colorful pile of peppers for sale at one of the booths.
July 28, 2014
Merchants Square offers a variety of shopping opportunities to visitors and a unique way of directing them to it.
July 27, 2014
July 26, 2014
Though a tourist magnet and part-time home to thousands of college students, Williamsburg maintains beautiful scenic streets even outside the colonial area, as is evident from this street corner.
July 25, 2014
The Trellis Restaurant is one of several top-notch dining experiences adjacent to the colonial district in Merchants Square. It is the home of the famous "Death By Chocolate." What's not to like about a seven layer chocolate torte with hand-rolled white chocolate truffle, chocolate ice cream and dark chocolate sauce? And, you can enjoy it inside or on the patio.
July 24, 2014
July 23, 2014
In a tiny shop nestled among other shops on Duke of Gloucester Street, the shoemaker cobbles stylish footwear for his colonial neighbors. He also draws a great number of visitors anxious to see exactly how he does it. This gentleman has the dubious honor of standing outside to check that all those who would enter have purchased the appropriate pass. Walking through the colonial district is free but there is a fee to enter many of the attractions.
July 22, 2014
Sidewalk sales occur every day in Colonial Williamsburg, which offers period related items in its rustic tent on the greens across Duke of Gloucester Street from the Courthouse. Books, baskets, toys or the snappy ensemble are always available.
July 21, 2014
The Wren Chapel in the Wren Building on the College of William and Mary campus is a regular wedding locale for alumni and students. It is an intimate and beautiful site.
We caught this bride and her bridesmaids being photographed outside the Wren Building with the historic campus as the backdrop.
July 20, 2014
Bruton Parish Church steeple was nicely framed by the flower displays from the Colonial Williamsburg nursery. The church was the point of worship for Washington, Jefferson, Madison and many founding fathers while members of the Virginia government before the revolution. It is open to visitors and continues as an active church.
July 19, 2014
July 18, 2014
This tiny house in Colonial Williamsburg overlooks a fantastic garden area featuring vined-arbors, well trimmed boxwoods, shade trees, and a bench from which to sit and take it all in.
July 17, 2014
This smiling lass played hostess to the crowd gathered for one of the public auctions in Colonial Williamsburg. She made polite conversation and interacted with visitors and the other actors much as would be expected of a proper colonial young lady, all while helping to showcase the auction items.
July 16, 2014
Lord Botetourt strikes a stylish pose in front of the Wren Building on the campus of the College of William & Mary. He is a much photographed fixture.
July 15, 2014
July 14, 2014
Colonial Williamsburg employs a number of talented actors to portray colonial characters. As is obvious from his costume, this gent played a dapper dandy at one of the staged events. He was fabulous in the part.
July 13, 2014
Some plants need a little support as they grow. The Colonial Williamsburg gardeners built this tent-like trellis from branches and twine. It looks better than the metal contraptions sold at "Ye Old Big Box Hardware Store."
July 10, 2014
The Yorktown Onion is a variety apparently only found here. It is protected by law regarding harvesting etc. During the blooming, the mowers go around them so as not to cause damage. They are beautiful waiving in the breeze.
July 8, 2014
Even hard working town folk need a moment to stop, take in their surroundings, and contemplate the events of the day. These costumed employees of Colonial Williamsburg picked a shady spot for brief conversation and a little quiet time.
July 7, 2014
Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing provides beach, restaurants, arts, shopping and ample space to enjoy the water. Being the site of the battle leading to the English surrender in the Revolutionary War, it also has a federal and state battle museum and is decorated with cannons.
July 6, 2014
The fine town folk enjoy an afternoon at an event on the commons. Colonial Williamsburg presents a variety of events for visitors, all set in the 1770's.
July 5, 2014
Construction of the new gallery at Yorktown Victory Center progresses on its journey to become the National Revolutionary War Museum. The Victory Center is open during construction
July 4, 2014
Thomas Jefferson takes pen in hand to write, "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It must be the Fourth of July.
July 3, 2014
In a time without ebay and other internet auction sites, auctions were open air events featuring a fast-talking, charismatic front man who sold goods to the general public. This auctioneer is affable, charismatic, and a wonderful showman who gathered quite a crowd as he sold items from Greenhow's store on the commons in the shadow of the courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg.