~ A DAILY PHOTO BLOG ~

~ A DAILY PHOTO BLOG ~

~ A DAILY PHOTO BLOG ~

Welcome to a daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

May 27, 2015

Governor's Arch, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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

Memorial Day, Williamsburg, Virginia


This local display is a perfect Memorial Day reminder.   We appreciate all who have and do serve.

May 24, 2015

Rev. James Blair, College Of William And Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia


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

Glasshouse, Jamestown Island, Williamsburg, Virginia


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

The Alliance, Yorktown, Virginia


Summer is about to start and the Alliance has returned to Yorktown, giving sailing tours along the York River and Chesapeake Bay.

May 21, 2015

The Open Book, Williamsburg, Virginia


The open book statue is fitting for outside the public library.

May 19, 2015

Beautiful Day, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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

Street Music, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Street musicians are one of the pleasant benefits of a stroll through Colonial Williamsburg. Harps, fiddle, recorders, and more bring the colonial experience to life.

May 17, 2015

Happy 40th Anniversary, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia


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

House On The Hill, Yorktown, Virginia


High on the hill overlooking Yorktown Beach sits a beautiful house with this very inviting entry way and a fantastic view of the beach and York River.

May 13, 2015

Urban Farm, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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

Godspeed, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Virginia

 
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

Sight Seers, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


These sight seers took in the view as they strolled down Duke of Gloucester Street to the market.

May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Blooms, Williamsburg, Virginia


The gardens are in full bloom and bursting with color for Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day to all.

May 9, 2015

Swan Sign, Yorktown, Virginia


Colonial signage tended to be more artistic than the neon and brightly lit signs of today. The swan sign for the Swan Tavern Antiques is a perfect example.

May 8, 2015

TLC, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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

Las Bicicletas Exhibit, Williamsburg, Virginia


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

The New Market House, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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

Hot Rodding, Williamsburg, Virginia


This spectacular hot rod cruised through Williamsburg today. We assume the "31Stude" is a hint as to the year and model.

May 4, 2015

Return Of The Yorktown Onion, Yorktown, Virgina


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

Simple Pleasures, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Simple pleasures on a lazy Sunday, like picking out a tune on a tine whistle or a game of solitaire, are always the best.

May 2, 2015

May 1, 2015

Street Scene, Williamsburg, Virginia


A moment in the sun provided a little beauty in Williamsburg.

April 30, 2015

Generation Ox, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Colonial Williamsburg has a conservation program in which it breeds and maintains rare animal breeds. This is one of their next generation of oxen.

April 29, 2015

Charleton's Coffeehouse, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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.
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