Anyone who knows me even a little knows that I am fascinated by history. And there are bonus points for my interest when that history intersects with my own family history. Thus my visit to the beautiful streets of Williamsburg, Virginia, several years ago was truly the opportunity to visit nearby historic Jamestown. I would have been fascinated by the site of the first permanent English settlement no matter what, but knowing that I was walking the same ground of my colonial ancestors was an amazing experience.
While Jamestown is a great archaeological site, Williamsburg as it turned out was the perfect companion city to my Colonial American experience. After all, it is on the historic streets of Williamsburg that one really gets the feeling of life in Colonial America. Granted nothing is truly like being there hundreds of years ago, but Williamsburg is packed with incredibly well preserved colonial architecture as well as some beautiful reconstructions of buildings from historic Williamsburg’s storied past.
Williamsburg reminds me a lot of some of the quaint villages in England. Those villages stagnated after their local industry died. In the case of Williamsburg, it was the colonial capital of Virginia. But after the capital moved to Richmond in 1780, Williamsburg’s star waned. But that misfortune led to the Williamsburg we know and love today. Since the city didn’t grow and prosper, the original colonial architecture survived to the present day rather than being bulldozed under in the name or progress long ago.
It is that timeless quality of old Williamsburg that my prints from that beautiful city have captured. It is a city that has the ineffable quality of Americana, the American ideal as we still envision it today in some fashion. There’s no doubt these prints call me back to Williamsburg again every time I look at them. There is simply a quaint charm to these Colonial Williamsburg art prints that will speak to you, too, whether you have been there or not.
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On Palace Green – Williamsburg Colonial Architecture Art PrintIt still amazes me how timeless Colonial Williamsburg can feel. Just look at this photo taken from near Palace green. If the print was yellowed and tattered, you would easily think it could be from a hundred years ago! Between … Read More
Palace Walls – Georgian Architecture Art PrintSometimes small details can be quite eye-catching as in this print of the Palace Walls and a peek at the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia. The view from a distance down Palace Green is utterly different. Beautiful of course as … Read More
Colonial Williamsburg Magazine – Architecture ArtColonial Williamsburg is peppered with buildings that have their places in the history books. I visited this area of Virginia because of my personal family ties to nearby Jamestown, but for any history buff, Williamsburg is a must visit. It’s … Read More
Old Colonial Georgian Palace – Williamsburg Art PrintOn my visit to Colonial Williamsburg, I quickly discovered that it was almost impossible to tell the historic recreations from the buildings that were in fact relics of Colonial America. Standing on Palace Green staring at the great Georgian Palace … Read More
Golden Afternoon in Williamsburg – Colonial Carriage Ride ArtThis print captures a truly golden moment on the streets of old Colonial Williamsburg. I was out taking photos during the golden light of late afternoon when I heard the horses hooves coming. I moved to the side of the … Read More
Little Pink Houses – Williamsburg Colonial Cottage ArtThis little colonial cottage is a photo from my short stay in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. When I first spotted this tiny house, I immediately saw what I thought was an individualist streak in the pink hue of this cottage. I … Read More