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Colonial Williamsburg museums…. Folk Art tree, vintage weapons, furniture and an 18th Century catwalk.

 

There are two distinct collections in what used to be the lunatic asylum building… The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

It’s a bit fluid when you enter…

 

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And since it was the Christmas season I wasn’t surprised to see one of these.

Please note there’s a chicken instead of an angel on the top. I’m not sure what that means, other than there might be a secret cult of barnyard fowl practicing nearby. Which lead me to Google image search ‘religious chicken’ and then I was off….

 

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Yes….

 

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I’m easily distracted… but you have to admit,

 

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This architect had a sense of humor.

And now back to your regularly scheduled program:

 

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The story behind it was interesting.

 

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Me like.

 

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Though I doubt I’ll be making my own or buying the book.

 

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And opposite the festive tree?

 

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Implements of death….

 

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Because nothing says holiday cheer like various ways to kill each another.

 

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But even I have to admit they were beautiful specimens.

 

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And if you look closely, you can see the scowling face on the bottom of the grip.

I read the DeWitt has the largest collection of southern furniture in the world…

 

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And I believe it.

 

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There were rows and rows of unique examples.

 

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There were also some fabulous fashions of the day.

 

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And yes…

 

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Shoes!

 

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And if that wasn’t wonderful enough… there was 300 year old fabric.

 

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And a vintage runway.

 

 

 

Those little harlots.

Did you see how much ankle she was showing?

Shameless!

Mariners’ Museum 5…. toys, a submarine, weapons, an Enigma and a 3D coral reef.

 

I realize this is the 5th post of our trip to the museum, but fear not…. it will also be the last.

 

 

Oh, stop being so dramatic and admit you learned something. Even if it was just how to use seashell toilet paper.

We’d spent all day roaming these halls and closing time was approaching before we were even a quarter of the way through.

So we literally trotted from exhibit to exhibit.

 

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Vintage naval toys?

 

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Check!

 

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The hull of the Oracle that won the 33rd America’s Cup in 2010?

 

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A ginormous check!

 

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Submarine cutout?

 

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Got it.

 

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WWII memorabilia?

 

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Yup. Tons…

 

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They even had an Enigma!

How cool is that?

 

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If you haven’t seen The Imitation Game about the life of Alan Turing, the man who broke the unbreakable code and then tragically took his own life… with an apple?

You should.

 

 

 

Teddy Roosevelt was there…

 

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As was this precious little sword wielding cherub.

 

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Because yeah…. what could go wrong with that?

 

 

There was too much to see…

 

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And too little time.

 

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Look… interesting, not to mention decorative, ways to kill people!

 

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And I didn’t have a chance to read all the details.

 

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And that.

What was that?

I don’t know!

Because the husband was bound and determined to watch the 3D movie about the coral reef before they closed. So we ran to the theater, put on our plastic glasses and found a good spot to watch and take pictures.

 

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Until this woman moved seats and put her head in front of my lens.

Rude. Very rude.

 

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The Great Barrier coral reef?

Beautiful.

 

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The Great Barrier coral reef in 3D after I moved away from the back of that woman’s head?

 

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Stunning.

 

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It looked like all these little things were reaching out for you….

 

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And I swear the husband jumped a foot when he thought this fellow was right beside him.

 

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Beautiful. No two ways about it.

So that was it.

We spent 8 full hours in the museum that day….

 

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And were too tired to go out to eat.

Oh, stop screaming.

We got Chinese take out and went back to the condo.

 

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The absolute worst Chinese takeout I think I’ve ever had… but there.

Still a food picture.