Friday, October 1, 2021

A FEW MORE SCENES FROM OUR WALK AROUND WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

 We were in Merchants' Square this day.  No time to explore far as we had to return to the hotel to get ready for the wedding taking place that evening.  

In the meantime we had a lovely walk and also found a place for lunch.  After last night's sumptuous meal we were looking for something light.  I will share that post next Tuesday. 
We always pass the Thomas Jefferson's statue.  As you can see he is shown sitting on a bench and is writing The Declaration of IndependenceThere is room for a couple of people to sit next to him.  Today he didn't have the usual line waiting patiently for a photo op.

Here is a close up of his face.  You can read his biography at this linkThe statue is located between the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg and The College of William and Mary.  
This road is closed to cars and larger transport.
I would enjoy browsing in the many shops available... 
and am already looking forward to going back.  I hope it won't be too long.















37 comments:

  1. So, did you sit beside Thomas Jefferson? And even the weather cooperated beautifully!

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    1. We did Ginny and I will be sharing that sometime. The weather was gorgeous! We were wondering as it was very rainy for a few days, and then the sun came out for the wedding :)

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  2. The statue seems quite approachable.

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  3. What a delightful looking place there Denise.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, I have always enjoyed it :)

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  4. Loved the close up of the statue of his head Denise.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, I always like to get the detail of these magnificent sculptures :)

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  5. How awesome! Yes, I'd really enjoy shopping & enjoying the ambiance.

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    1. Thank you Anni, can't wait to get back to do just that :)

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  6. Merchants square sounds like a place I would enjoy visiting. I would love to browse through all the shops. I think I would sit for a while with Thomas Jefferson too

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    1. Hi Ann and thank you, it is a great town to walk around, and the shops have the kind of interesting products that are new to me :) Fun to look around them. As for Thomas, we have kept him company several times over the years, lol!

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  7. Looks like a good place to return and explore on another road trip since your time was limited on this trip. And maybe you or Gregg will take the photo opp with Jefferson.

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    1. I daresay we will have that photo op Dorothy. I neglected to mention that we have had our photo taken with him many times over the years :)

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    1. Charming is a perfect description Christine, thank you :)

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  9. So many nice things to look at. Love that statue of Jefferson. I also love those curio and china cabinets in your previous post. Lovely things in those cabinets. I love history as much as you do, Denise.

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    1. I loved those cabinets also Gigi, and it is very nice that we are kindred spirits in the history department :)

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  10. Beautiful and inviting place. Thank you for this lovely virtual tour!

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    1. You are very welcome Louca, and thank you :)

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    1. Fico feliz que você tenha gostado. Obrigada. Um abraço e continuou bom fim de semana :)

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  12. Hello Denise,
    Another fascinating post, Merchants Square appears to be a very interesting place to visit, you can also sit and have a leisurely chat with Thomas Jefferson.
    Best Wishes,
    John

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    1. Thank you so much John, the best of both worlds :) Best wishes to you also!

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  13. Such a great historical town to stay in. Love it.

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    1. Happy you do Ellen, perhaps you will visit one day :)

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  14. The statue appears quite approachable.

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    1. Not too much space to sit on each side so I am glad for that, lol! Thanks William :)

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  15. Lovely to see all of your photographs, I especially liked the close up of the statue.

    Enjoy your weekend and happy October wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Very happy you enjoyed Jan, thank you! I wish you a great weekend and a happy October also :) All the best!

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    1. Thank you Jan, it is a favorite place of ours to visit :)

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  17. It has been several years since we visited Williamsburg. I enjoyed your pictures. I hope to go back for a visit someday.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I hope you go back again one day :)

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  18. I'm so glad that between wedding things you had time to really explore this beautiful spot. They do a remarkable job, don't they?

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, they certainly do and it sounds like you have been there :)

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