Yesterday we chose a top spot with the help of our guide book. The site we chose was off I-95, the road we are following south, but it proved to be well worth the detour. An historically significant site for US history Williamsburg was the capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780. With the help of philanthropist, John D Rockefeller, the Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, rector of Bruton Parish Church embarked on a restoration project of this important area. You can read all about Colonial Williamsburg here.
We were most impressed with the quality and quantity of the buildings and the cleanliness and attention to detail at the site. We had a most enjoyable and satisfying stroll through the site on a mild, and sunny Sunday afternoon. We made one tactical error; drigving along the highway we saw a sign pointing to the Visitor Center, we duly followed this, parked our car, purchased shuttle tickets and travelled that way to the site. There was no need to do this we could have skipped the Center, parked closer to the site and gone for our stroll.
Naturally we captured few images to record our visit.
|Restored Original Buildings|
|Chatting with the locals|
|Surveying the scene|
|There was little commercial activity spoiling the environment. These pretty hats were an example of sympathetic commercialism|
|A civic building|
|Down a side street|
|This house is still in private hands|
|A modern commercial area abutts the site|