Williamsburg & Jamestown

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Williamsburg is one of my favorite places in the world, so I love any chance I get to do even a couple of hours of photography there (see: anniversary / pre-inauguration / inauguration). This past weekend, I traveled with my Dad and Aunt for two days in the Historic Triangle.

Our main goal was to see the fantastic new exhibits at Jamestown since this is the 400th year anniversary. A few new exhibits had just opened this past weekend that we wanted to see, so we decided to hit them while the weather was nice and before the security insanity of the Queen’s visit or next weekend’s celebration festivities.

The archaeological site being managed by the APVA is quite fascinating and their new Archaearium is beautifully laid out.

We also made visits to the Glasshouse and the Jamestown Settlement, neither of which I have been to since I was in grade school. The Jamestown Settlement in particular turned out to be absolutely fantastic.

As children, my Dad and Aunt both visited Jamestown in 1957 when the original museum and “festival park” was first established for 350th anniversary celebration. Because of this, returning to see the new, far more elaborate museum built in honor of the 400th anniversary was a nice twist. We hope to make a few return visits during the course of 2007 and 2008, partly to see the various installations of a multi-part exhibit entitled World of 1607.

I can honestly say that the permanent exhibit alone is one of the best I’ve ever seen and is certainly equal to, and in many ways, more elegant than a lot of the Smithsonian exhibits I’ve visited in Washington, D.C.
The photos in this set include sunrise shots of Williamsburg, the Jamestowne archaeological site, Glasshouse, and Jamestown Settlement.

I’m also in the process of reworking various parts of this site, specifically the slideshows. This is the first halfpress slideshow I’ve ever paired with music, so let me take a moment to also thank Magnatune and the Brook Street Band for their recording of Handel’s Sonata No. 4 in G Major – Allegro A Tempo Ordinario.


Enjoy!
– Aaron

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