Garden Gate

I’ve not spent a lot of time in the gardens at Williamsburg, and for the life of me I don’t know why. But the gates have always captured my attention.

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg has become a foil for those who assume it’s about a jingoist version our history. In reality it tries very hard to uncover the warts we inherited from our past.

A Credit Life

One of the more interesting aspects of Colonial life might seem both familiar and peculiar to Twenty-First Century ears. The colonies didn’t have a lot of money in circulation. Many people have quaint images of people walking around with a large purse of coins, spending gold and silver with frivolous abandon 1, but the reality…

Brick Portal

Two of my favorite subjects for photography are gates and paths. This photo, taken in the Palace Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg, has both. As a special bonus, it also includes a hedge maze 1 just on the other side of the portal. In the far background is a set of stairs which climb the old…

An Empty Street

On my morning walk last Thursday I caught a site I’d never seen on Duke of Gloucester Street in twenty years.

Hanging Out In Colonial Williamsburg

I cannot recommend enough spending a few days strolling the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg. Or, if you are too distant from Williamsburg, in *any* living history museum. Provoking imagination, and experiencing some of both the warts and charms of our history, is a great way to spend a vacation!