Thursday, April 17, 2014

Duke of Gloucester Street....

Thursday is here!  Good morning to you! 

This  post will take you on a walk down Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg.   There were several interesting stops along the way.

Gardens along the way.

More gardens.

Amazing horsedrawn carriage!

Actual riders in the carriage.

We ate lunch at Shields Tavern.

The British flag was displayed in front of the open shops.

Interesting information!  I'm staying away from this!

Another carriage showing Williamsburg life.

Our lunch at Shields Tavern was very enjoyable.  We were treated to a violinist while we ate.  Also, a "resident" gave us the news that there would be a reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of the Capitol Building in the early afternoon.  We were in the general area when this happened, and we enjoyed some fife and drum players following the reading.

We had a really good trip and are ready to return in order to explore more of the area.  Perhaps we will do that one day.

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. This looks like such an interesting city, and I'm sure you enjoyed all the living history that is there! Thank you for sharing this trip with's almost as good as being there. Have a great day, Sister!

  2. The buildings are well maintained and it must be so beautiful in the summer. I love that they practice natural pest control with the wasps against Cicadas tree damages and that's how it should be.

    I love those carriages with the team of horses... Thanks for taking us on the tour with you.


  3. Those are great photos again Nellie! What a wonderful trip!

  4. VERY well maintained place. It looks wonderful.

  5. It looks amazing but I just have to ask, do they really need a wasp nesting site? That seems a little odd.
    The gardens look nice as do the buildings. How nice to get to hear the Declaration of Independence In a place like that, I bet it felt like stepping back in time.
    What a nice trip.

  6. Nellie, That is wonderful that you got to hear the reading of the Declaration. When we went to the Old North Church, one year, a young man read to all there, "The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere"...I absolutely love every minute of that. Those things stay with us. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  7. What fun! I love trips to historic places. My friend and her sisters used to go every year as a gift from their dad.


  8. Thank you for all of your wonderful posts on the early history of your country. I have enjoyed them very much. I can remember reading about Williamsburg in National Geographic magazines when I was a schoolgirl. How I would love to visit!
    Lovely to see that Spring has arrived with lots of beautiful blooms and new seedlings.
    Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter.

  9. How beautiful! I feel like I am looking at days gone past!

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