Thursday, August 12, 2010
Step Back into Our Colonization
Of course, anyone who thinks of Williamsburg is likely thinking of the highly touted tourist attraction know as Colonial Williamsburg. Full of old and replicated buildings, re-enactors, and high prices it could be a daunting process to visit but we go forth with the idea of only capturing pictures and memories. We spend a marvelous few hours and yes, although the tourist glitz is here, there are also details worth capturing that enhance the experience of what life may have been like from 1699 to 1780, when Williamsburg was the political, social and cultural capital of Great Britain’s wealthiest and most populous colony. Although we chose not to tour any interiors, there are probably two buildings certainly worthy of doing so: the original Capitol building and the Governor’s Palace, home to seven royal governors and Virginia’s first two state governors, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson.
Enjoy the tour; we did!