RVery Best Nest

Come join Joe, Mallery & I, as we travel around the USA in our RVery Best Nest. God's Favor has been chasing us down, and we are enjoying all of His blessing's, that He has created for all to enjoy!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg, VA Part II 6/2/2011

One of the oldest Episcopal Churches in America.

This historic building has been in service to God and Man continuously since 1715.

We notice the pews were boxed in. Joe thought maybe, each box of seats were for families. 

We ask a greeter, and she told us that the cubicle use to be even higher. She said, they were built to keep the pews warmer in the winter. When the church was first built, there was no heat. The patrons would also bring pails of hot coals, and put them at their feet.

Another view of the walled pews.

Notice the one sided supported roof over the podium.

Outside the church is a tomb of a Reverend's wife who died giving birth to her daughter.

Entrance from the side street to the church.

Across the street from the Episcopal church, is the Colonial Garden.

I took pictures of how they used nature to stake up their tomatoes.

Not sure what they are growing here, but I like the fence they made from sticks.

Thin branches were used here for beans.

Hope these pictures help some gardeners out this summer. I know I will be referring back to this blog, when I have a permanent home and have a garden again.

A very large rain barrel.

I had seen these glass bells in some of the stores. I told Joe I thought they may be use to cover young plants. I was right!

The Governor's Palace and Gardens from the main street.

This is another building you get to go in with a pass. 

This is the one Joe and I would have liked to see inside. Maybe another day.

The Governor's Palace at Williamsburg served as the official residence of seven British governors over several decades and during the Revolutionary War was the executive mansion of the first two governors of the Virginia Commonwealth, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. 

The Palace was built in 1705-1720. it burned to the ground in 1781.
This English Georgian residence influenced much of the architecture built in the Colonies for the wealthy.
The Palace was rebuilt in 1930 on the foundations of the original building and accurate restoration was made possible by a drawing of Thomas Jefferson, an engraving of the front, and other surviving records and artifacts.

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