Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg: Finale

Friday, January 1, 2010

One last glimpse of the holiday wreaths of Colonial Williamsburg! While Twelfth Night would have been the traditional close of the 18th c. Christmas season, for us in the 21st c. it ends today, on New Year's Day. All the decorations will be put away, and we TNHG will resume our usual posting with the new week.  

Some of you have commented on how (relatively) deserted CW appears in these holiday pictures. That's because they were taken very early in the day, before most visitors had left their hotel beds, or at least the local pancake houses. For those of us who love the romance of the past, it's much better like this. On a sunny afternoon during the Christmas season, Duke of Gloucester Street can be as cheerfully crowded and bustling as any modern shopping mall, and where's the romance in that?

But when the sun is still low in the sky and the streets are empty of modern folk, it's easy to slip back into the past, and wonder exactly what is being whispered here in this rendezvous beneath the brick arches of the Capitol....

Happy New Year!
Loretta & Susan


Jane O said...

Lovely pictures.

Thank you so much for starting this blog. I've been having such fun dropping by and learning new things. I hope you don't tire of it.

nightsmusic said...

It's been a fascinating couple of weeks with all the great pictures. I wish I could have been there too, but this is the next best thing. :)

Happy New Year officially. Many blessings to you both in 2010.


Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Oh, we're not going to get tire of this blog for a while -- we're having too much fun with it. Besides, it's our excuse to talk every day on the phone. :)

Happy new year to everyone!

Loretta Chase said...

Also a great excuse to visit CW--and other nerdy locales. Thank you all for sharing our enthusiasm!

Happy New Year!

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