May 27, 2015
Many who visit in the heart of summer find this unexpected respite from the sun. The expansive garden behind the Governor's Palace is home to several of these living arches, which provide beauty and shade.
May 25, 2015
May 24, 2015
The Rev. James Blair was the founder and first president of the College of William & Mary. His statue stands prominently on the campus.
May 23, 2015
The Glasshouse on Jamestown Island produces hand-blown glass products using similar processes as those used by the early settlers who tried a variety of activities in order to turn a profit.
May 22, 2015
May 21, 2015
May 19, 2015
The market is open, the Magazine is full of ammunition and powder, and the Union Jack proudly flies on Duke of Gloucester Street. It is another day in Colonial Williamsburg in 1774.
May 18, 2015
May 17, 2015
Busch Gardens Williamsburg threw itself a big 40th anniversary party yesterday, complete with fireworks and a gathering of employees - past and present- and politicians.
May 15, 2015
May 13, 2015
A major contrast to today's way of living is the presence of small, urban farms in the historic district city. There are many vegetable gardens, chicken coops, and fruit trees, but they coexist with pastures of sheep, oxen, and horses, making for an unusual landscape by modern standards. The Governor's Palace, the Wythe house, and many other locations include self-contained farmettes to feed the residents.
May 12, 2015
The settlers who arrived in 1607, endured a four-month ride on the Susan Constant, Discovery, or Godspeed. 105 passengers and 39 crew lived on these small vessels. Jamestown Settlement's reproductions of each are available for touring each day. It is one of many peeks into the beginning of the first permanent English settlement in the United States.
May 11, 2015
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May 9, 2015
May 8, 2015
This little house with the beautiful garden entrance got a little TLC using modern methods. To the left of the house is the maintenance vehicle whose driver just finished trimming the hedges.
May 7, 2015
This is one of many bicycle sculptures currently in Williamsburg. It is part of a display called Las Bicicletas, which is intended to spark interest in the biking opportunities in the area. The traveling exhibit contains 250 metal sculptures based on the drawings of Gilberto Aceves Navarro, a Mexican artist. The display will run from May through October.
May 6, 2015
Colonial Williamsburg is adding to the reconstructed colonial buildings with the Market House being constructed next to the Magazine, across Duke of Gloucester Street from the Courthouse. As usual, the bricks, lumber and wooden shingles were prepared by the artisans of Colonial Williamsburg.
The Market House stood here from the 1750's until about 1790 and provided a location for butchers, farmers, and others to sell their wares.
May 5, 2015
May 4, 2015
Each Spring, the Yorktown Onions blossom where they may. Aside from being attractive, they are protected by law, so they cannot be damages, harvested or bothered by their human neighbors.
May 3, 2015
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April 30, 2015
April 29, 2015
Apparently, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks were not the first coffee shops to bring in big crowds.
R. Charlton's Coffeehouse in Colonial Williamsburg is conveniently located next to the Capitol where many delegates likely imbibed to get through those long budget sessions.