WPC: Streetlife in Colonial Williamsburg

March 12, 2014 CW 109

Walking through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, a seamless part of the town, one can get lost in time.

The Governor's Palace, with actors preparing for a performance.

The Governor’s Palace, with actors preparing for a performance.

Here a group of  actors and actresses gather in front of the rebuilt Governor’s Palace preparing for a re=enactment.

The pods hanging from this Catalpa trees are called "Monkey Cigars" by children, thus the trees common name of "Monkey Cigar Tree."

The pods hanging from this Catalpa trees are called “Monkey Cigars” by children, thus the trees common name of “Monkey Cigar Tree.”

This public lawn is bordered with Catalpa trees, which will bloom with violet orchid like blooms in late spring.

Buildings seen  on either side of the lawn are part of  Colonial Williamsburg, but the very public Duke of Gloucester Street, just behind the photographer, is lined with businesses and the Bruton Parish Church, which are not.

A costumed gardener working at the Colonial Williamsburg garden on Duke of Gloucester St.  This demonstration garden is open to the public without a ticket, and sells a variety of plants and garden themed items throughout the year.

A costumed gardener working at the Colonial Williamsburg garden on Duke of Gloucester St. This demonstration garden is open to the public without a ticket, and sells a variety of plants and garden themed items throughout the year.

Duke of Gloucester Street is the lively center of life in this part of Williamsburg.

It connects the College of William and Mary with a hub of popular restaurants and shops, and the Colonial area.   The College Bookstore fronts on to DOG street, and residents from all over the area gather on Saturday mornings for the weekly Farmer’s Market.

Setting for parades and  seasonal gatherings of all sorts, one will always find something of interest to see and do here.

Looking down DOG street towards the Colonial Capitol building.

Looking down DOG street  past the entrance to the lawn, towards the Colonial Capitol building.

All photos by Woodland Gnome, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Street Life

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15 responses to “WPC: Streetlife in Colonial Williamsburg

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  9. I’d love to see this sometime.

    janet

    • Janet, I hope you do. Plan a few days to take it all in without feeling rushed. You’ll find plenty of good restaurants to keep you content and well fed. 😉 Thank you for visiting FG today.Best wishes, WG

  10. Like stepping back in time, to walk those streets. Beautiful images.

    • Thank you 😉 Rather than stepping back, it makes you aware of how “now” it all is, and has been. It humanizes those characters we’ve read about in history class, and makes them feel like contemporaries. Thank you for stopping by Forest Garden today 😉 Best wishes, WG

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