Colonial Williamsburg…the Governor’s Palace tour.

 

Finished with out outdoor stroll….

 

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We headed for the interior tour…

 

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Of the Colonial Seat of English rule in early Virginia.

 

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Our guide led us inside…

 

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Where we were immediately surrounded by a large numbers of weapons.

 

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Weapons.

 

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Everywhere.

I won’t bore you with the long history of the place, if you’re interested…. take a peek here.

I’ll just point out that it was home to the Royal Governor pre revolution, and numerous Virginia Governors like Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson post revolution.

 

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It was an impressive place.

 

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With an impressive wood stove.

 

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Amazing decorative detail….

 

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And some pretty brightly colored walls.

 

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There was even a separate room for men to powder their wigs.

Maybe that’s what’s wrong with politics today…

Not enough wigs.

 

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The beds were elaborate.

 

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But the only thing I thought of when I saw the red room…

 

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Complete with fancy dress crib to show off the progeny?

 

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Was this:

 

 

It’s in there Rosemary….

 

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Grab your knife.

(Sorry, but I saw that movie when I was 9 and it still creeps the hell out of me)

The final part of the tour was self guided.

 

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And led us around back…

 

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To the cellar.

 

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Which was basically a whole lotta barrels…

 

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And a whole lotta wine….

 

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So… that done, we emerged.

 

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And caught a charming scene.

 

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A horse drawn carriage.

 

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Adding a little something to the atmosphere of days gone by.

As well as making us watch where we walked… because, well. Horse diapers hadn’t been invented yet.

And yes… they do exist.

Pampers for Mr. Ed

 

 

32 thoughts on “Colonial Williamsburg…the Governor’s Palace tour.”

  1. Lovely! About 20 years ago there was a big debate here about whether the horses on the buggy rides should wear horse diapers. Ended up not requiring them, but the drivers have to shovel everything up when “it” happens. They put it in a box at the back of the buggy. I pity the passengers. Not the atmosphere they planned to absorb!

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  2. I giggled throughout this post, and I thank you. At the first sight of swords, I was like OOOH, and then the next photo I was like OH MY and then I was like WELL THIS IS JUST CREEPY! lol
    I love the brightly colored walls. I really do. Really sets off the gorgeous trim. I have a rather bright blue in my bedroom, but I think they outdid me in the Governor’s Palace 😉

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