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!
Spring seems a bit late for this time of year, but a few flowers were in bloom.
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”.
Weights attached to a chain allowed for the gates to close automatically. Isn’t that clever?!
And here’s three more of my favorite pictures:
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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