Wednesday, November 14, 2018

MORE PHOTOS FROM WILLIAMSBURG IN VIRGINIA


We have been back for a couple of days now.  It is Wednesday evening (the 14th) and we have just had our first winter advisory.  Snow is expected in the morning but it is supposed to turn into rain for the rest of the day.  I think those of you who live further out will get more than we will - I am thinking of my friend in Winchester, and I know some of my blogging friends are out there also - and I will just say, stay warm and stay inside if you can.  I really worry for my friends going out in snow and ice.  I also wish we could send some of this weather out to California to help with those horrific fires. 

Getting back to my second post on our trip to Williamsburg, we awoke to sunny skies and decided to get out early and take a walk in Williamsburg.  The main road is blocked off to traffic.
There was a farmer's market taking place also.
And there were lots of dogs, a very dog-friendly place here.
We never pass a book store without taking a look around.
No books today but I did pick up some greeting cards.
A very pretty day compared to yesterday.  Below is The Dog Street Pub.  We didn't check that out but I am sharing the link so that you can.  Whenever I color letters in red it is usually a link to other places.
"Nature will bear the closest inspection.  She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain."
~Henry David Thoreau~
"I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an Autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when a day is done."
~Mattie Elliott~
Well, maybe not a lot of crimson here, but a lot of Autumn gold.
I enjoy looking at the old Colonial-style buildings,
and I see that the town is starting to decorate for the holidays.  Hmmm....I am not quite there yet.
This is Thomas Jefferson.  He always gets a lot of company to sit (or stand) next to him.  He is seen here writing the Declaration of Independence.
My turn!
We walked on the grounds of the College of William and Mary.   
Below, if you enlarge the photo, you can read a short history.
We are approaching the statue of Norborne Berkeley, who was the governor of the Virginia colony from 1768 to 1770, and also a member of the board of visitors at this college.
He is buried in the crypt of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, shown nearby in these few photos.
Before coming to Virginia he was a Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire.
He was a very popular governor, born in England in 1717.
I am not sure what this building is called but as I stand in front of the statue looking towards the Wren building, this one is on my right.

We are in what is called the historic triangle, walking along these lovely brick pathways.   
We are at the other end of the Farmer's market.
I saw the candy store advertised a few days ago, when I was looking on line for places to visit in Williamsburg.  It has an excellent reputation and was very busy inside.  I bought a few items to give as gifts, for those friends I know who have a sweet tooth.  There is a Facebook page here.
One last shot of the dogs we saw.
If you ever want to visit Williamsburg, here is their website with useful information.  

It was time to move on to meet up with our family at the restaurant, but I will share those photos next time. Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a very happy day.




26 comments:

  1. Despite living so close, we have never been there! So this makes me even more interested in your posts! Yes, we are to have snow starting sometime after midnight. In the morning it will change to ice and sleet. Lasting till Friday morning! The book store looks a whole lot bigger inside that it does from outside!! And I love your cute shots of the dogs, especially the little pug in the green coat. You and Mr. Jefferson make a good pair! And what a beautiful brick street!

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    1. Hi Ginny, always happy to learn you enjoy these posts. And you always make me smile with your sweet comments. Thank you :)))

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  2. Beautiful photos. I'd love to visit there someday. There was a photoblogger in the area who used to post most days from Williamsburg, but stopped at least a couple of years ago.

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    1. Thank you William. I remember the blogger you mentioned and always enjoyed the photos shared.

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  3. I'm so glad the weather turned out nicely for your visit, Denise. Lovely photos of a place I have been visiting since I was a little girl. It looks like you are looking at the George Wythe house on the green. I'm wondering if you will be visiting the inside of the historic homes. Sometimes we do and sometimes we just go to walk the Duke of Gloucester Street and have dinner in one of the taverns. Thank you for a lovely walk. ♥

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    1. Hi Martha-Ellen, we really lucked out with the weather after the deluge at the beginning. I wondered about the house, I will put the name you gave into google, thank you :) This time we only walked along the Duke of Gloucester Street, but have also walked the historical area on other visits. I love the place and am always eager to revisit.

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  4. I haven't been to Williamsburg in so long, I had forgotten how beautiful it is. Wonderful photos!

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  5. You can make good use of your time to see things on a trip.

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  6. It looks a great place to visit. Historical and colourful.

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    1. Thanks Diane, it's a fun place, always a lot of activity there.

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  7. what a beautiful place it is and thanks for walking us round it and see all the sights and of course the many dogs

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  8. Gostei de ver as fotografias deste belo passeio.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Estou feliz que você tenha gostado minhas fotos Francisco. Obrigado! Um abraço e uma boa semana para você. Sua amiga Denise :) (Google Translate)

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  9. Hello, Wonderful photos of Williamsburg. The farmers market looks like fun. I would like to check out the book store. I love all the cute dogs. I hope to visit there some day. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, I think you would love Williamsburg. Enjoy your day too :)

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  10. Christmas decorations are arriving way too soon imo, just barely got over the previous holiday. What a picturesque and lovely town … a great setting for a historic tale or movie. You look so nice sitting there by Thomas Jefferson.

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment Penelope, and I expect there has been a movie or two made there.

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  11. all those beautiful old buildings PLUS a farmers market in one place. and the biggest PLUS of all is all the DOGS.. yay!!! love those pup pics and the last one is my favorite. I do love those big furry dogs. what a beautiful place full of history to visit...

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    1. Hi Sandra, it was a wonderful combination and everyone seemed happy to be there :)

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  12. Win win, a great spot to visit and then meet up with family! Thanks for all the photos. Things looked crisp and clear!

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