Today was our first day visiting Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.  The 18th-century capital city is brought to life in this 301-acre historic town with the day-to-day activities of the townspeople re-enacted in vivid detail.  We walked for hours on end, looking, exploring, and touring, fueled mid-afternoon by a stop at the candy shop.

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Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite photos from the day, which are a mix of townspeople, nature, and architecture.  I’ll admit…..born and raised in California, there are a few things I’m obsessed with in Colonial Williamsburg: basements, dormer windows, and shutters.  Now depending on where you live, these might seem like ordinary things to you, but where I live, no one has a basement, dormer windows are few and far between, and if a home has shutters, they are purely decorative, not functional.  In fact, I’ve never before seen a working shutter and had to stop and take a picture to remind myself how it functions!

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Spring seems a bit late for this time of year, but a few flowers were in bloom.

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Everyone was so friendly in the town!  This man was playing a beautiful song to a dog that was completely enthralled!  And we learned that the worker below was the original “Tinman”.

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Weights attached to a chain allowed for the gates to close automatically.  Isn’t that clever?!

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And here’s three more of my favorite pictures:

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By the time we got back to the car from Colonial Williamsburg, I was completely exhausted and ready for bed….until I spotted a sign for an antique mall, that is!  It turns out Williamsburg is home to an antique mall featuring over 400 vendors.  Suddenly, I was revived and ready to shop!
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5 comments on “The Beauty and History of Colonial Williamsburg”

  1. Great post of your trip. I want to visit there some day soon. Love the last picture of the cow. Too sweet. Ha ha I am like you I feel exhausted after a long day and then just when you think you are too tired to shop anymore a sign appears for more LOL! Sounds like you are having a great time.
    Kris

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