Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Greetings from Colonial Williamsburg
I'm in Williamsburg, Virginia for a work conference this week. This is my first time traveling to this part of the state and I have to say one thing - boy, it's HUMID here! In any case, I generally don't bring my camera with me when I travel for work. And in this instance, I am sorely regretting it. Off all the places to be without my trusty Nikon D60. Shortly after I arrived yesterday evening, I took a walk around the historical district and was deeply struck and moved by the beauty of it all. I don't think I've ever been to a place like this before. Sure, having lived in Philadelphia and Boston, I've seen my fair share of old brick buildings. But they were always viewed within the backdrop of modern day life. Here in Colonial Williamsburg, aside from the tourists walking about, time seems to stand still.
I took the picture above with my blackberry phone. Not great, I know. Yesterday, I bought a disposable camera and am looking forward to waking up extra early tomorrow morning to take some pictures. (I was surprised to find that they still made disposable cameras.) And of course, I will be hunting for the Colonial gardens. I found one that had artichoke plants that were 3 ft tall (Erin - you are missing out, girl!), shell peas that were 6 ft tall (mine are 6 inches tall in Vermont), wooden cold frames like I'd never seen before, and low tunnels made from bent branches and cotton muslin. Hopefully I'll be able to get some decent pictures from the disposable camera and post some soon.