As promised, I'm reporting from Colonial Williamsburg this week. After a few technical glitches of the 21st c variety, I'm happily basking in the 18th c British colony of Virginia. I'll be posting about Georgian food, carriages, a fire engine, and - of course - clothing, with whatever else catches my eye tossed in, too.
Spring arrived about four weeks earlier here, just as it has all up and down the American east coat this year. As a result, the flower gardens are all in fine flower; the foxgloves (those tall spikes of color) are spectacular. Here are a few photos taken today to get you in the 18th c mood. Alas, the fine weather isn't supposed to last, so this may be the last blue sky I post all week.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.