I took my final vacation of the year in mid-November to the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown Virginia, to get my history geek on with my friend Doug that lives in Delaware.
To my surprise, many of the buildings there were actually not originals, but reconstructions. I always thought they were all originals but alas, they were not. The State House, the Governors Palace, the Hospital, all reconstructed. Knowing that SORT of bummed me out, but all of the buildings were re-built exactly where they originally were, and built to look exactly AS they were, so that made up for it.
In any case, let the photos commence!
The Governors Palace.
Cool coat of arms and “arms” on the walls of the entryway.
Yours truly and the Palace. If you paid for admissions to the buildings, you had to wear that badge, which let the people at every site know that you were allowed admission into the buildings.
The State House.
Cool coat of arms on the cupola, just to make sure everybody that lived in 17th century Williamsburg remembered who their leader was back in the Olde World.
One of the original buildings that still stands. The George Wythe House. This is the back entrance:
And the front:
And a night shot because I heard it was haunted. If you look closely you’ll see lights in some windows and what I believe looks like a face in the upper middle window at the bottom left. NO lights were on inside and NO lights were on outside. And there’s an orb floating around. I was too far for my flash to make those sorts of weird lights. Hmmmm.
To be continued...