The term bucolic is almost (but not quite) right in characterizing Williamsburg. After all, the colony was more city than rural (at least for its time). But with sheep grazing alongside homes, "bucolic" will have to suffice.
|View into colonial Williamsburg across a pond|
|One of the main boulevards in colonial Williamsburg|
|The governor's palace|
|Shady paths are runner friendly|
The walnut landed a few feet from where I was running on the trail.
(Score one for being just a little slow that day?)
|Black walnut (still in outer hull) that tried to knock me unconscious|
|Horse drawn carts ferry tourists through the town|
|The cart drivers are in period costume|
|Brick yard, with piles of oyster shells, sand, clay, and bricks in various stages of completion|
|Baker shaping loaves of bread for baking|
|Baking loaves of bread in an outdoor oven|
Not to be outdone by the historical reenactments, modern-day archaeologists spend their afternoons digging up bits of the past.
|Archaeologists at work...|
|People in period costumes relaxing in the shade|
Like most British towns from the 1500s - mid-1700s, Williamsburg had a working stockade. And used it.
|Stockade in the town center|
|My shadow, waving goodbye to Williamsburg, on my last run|
Are you a fan of historical re-creation tourist destinations?