Capitol Building, Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg at dusk is a magical place.  This photo was taken a few years ago after a day of snow.  The H-shaped building, one of the first buildings reconstructed during the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg during the 1930s, was home to the House of Burgesses from 1705 until it was destroyed by fire in 1747.  It’s well worth touring the Capitol Building during a visit to Williamsburg.  It’s a beautiful structure and you get a history lesson with the tour.

Capitol

Colonial Williamsburg in the snow

Sometimes karma rolls through and you find yourself in a once in a lifetime experience.  A few years ago, my wife and I spent an extended weekend at Colonial Williamsburg to celebrate our birthdays, which are two days apart.  Colonial Williamsburg is one of our favorite places to visit and we’ve been there several times.

This time, as we slept a winter storm rolled through and covered Williamsburg in a six-inch blanket of snow.  We woke up to a place that had been turned, overnight, into a winter wonderland.  Although everything was closed, we enjoyed wandering around the town, which was virtually abandoned, and enjoying the beauty of the snow.

This photo is one of my favorites from that day.  I love the colors of the buildings and the timelessness of the image.  You can imagine that you’re standing in the town before the invention of automobiles, the discovery of electricity, and they creation of all things electronic.  It was a peaceful day and one that we’ll always remember.

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