Colonial Williamsburg ~ The Palace

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago, I went to Colonial Williamsburg! If you don’t know what it is, it is a living history town, taking place during the Revolutionary War.  It was so much fun and I took a ton of pictures! This post is all about the governor’s palace and grounds.

Let’s begin!

So, the town is pretty big, with one large road but there are two main sites: The Governer’s palace and the Capitol.  There is the courthouse, the market, a few taverns, and trade shops, along with gardens and houses you can visit.

Here are a few pictures of Duke of Gloucester Street (the main street).

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This is the palace green.

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The gate in front is really interesting because it is the English crest.

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This is what it looks like from the front.

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Inside, there is a weapon room, and bedrooms but I only got pictures of the weapon/ receiving room.

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The top guns are actually from the 1700’s!

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The walls were lined with guns, swords, and pistols to show the governer’s strength.

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In the back, there are really pretty gardens.

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There were tons of gorgeous tulips!

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I even got our tour guide to pose for my picture!

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We heard some rivermen sing behind the palace too.

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In one of the kitchens, we got to make chocolate! It was actually pretty hard.

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Outside we got to see a few animals.  One was a Cleveland Brown (I think? I’m not the horse expert) and one of the last couple hundred of the breed still alive.

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And I also saw a young ox and a cart horse.

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(^just outside the palace) They give carage rides, but we didn’t end up doing one.

The end of part one of my Colonial Posts!

What did you think? Have you been to Colonial Williamsburg before?

Thanks for reading!

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Food Photography

Hi!

Today, I’ll be sharing a few photos I took of some interesting, and random, food.

This one might be my favorite photo.  It is some kind of ground root (I’m not sure what!).

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I really like the way the sun came through the bottle.

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I know this last picture isn’t food but I thought I could include it!

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Did you like the photos? Which photo is your favorite?

I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo so I may not be able to post as much this April!

Thanks for reading!

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The U.S. Capitol

Hi guys!

Guess what?! I got a tour of the U.S. Capitol!!!! It was amazing, and I even got to go see the house floor!!  Congressman Harper, from Mississippi, gave the tour to our group so we were able to go to some places most tours do not!

I took tons of pictures! These are of the outside, early in the morning.

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First, we went to the original place where Congress meets.

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Statues line the outer walls.  The one below is of the ceiling.

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Then we went to the place where Congress meets now!  It was amazing, but I wasn’t allowed to take any photos =(.  Our group sat in the front row of the seats because it was empty.

And now for to dome! At the base, the walls are lined with famous paintings like Cornwallace’s surrender and the signing of the declaration!

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Our tour was just before the area was open to the public so it isn’t as crowded as it normally is.

As you look up, there is intricate molding before the beginning of the dome.

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And finally the dome! It’s really magnificent!  I was standing in the center of the room, which is actually the center of Washington D.C., and the dome was so large I couldn’t fill it all on the photo!

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(^this is probably one of my favorite pictures!)

Then we were able to onto the Speaker’s balcony!  The view was amazing!

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This one I took when we were riding down an escalator.

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The tour was finished so we went outside to catch a ride home.  I wanted to go up closer like I had in the morning but they blocked off the area.  When we went home we learned it was because Trump and Paul Ryan were greeting the Prime Minister of Ireland on the front steps! It’s that funny timing! Here are the pictures I took from behind the blocked off area.

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What do you think? Have you been to the Capitol? Which picture is your favorite?

Thanks for reading!

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Acadia Photography ~ Tide Pools

Hi guys! Last summer, my family and I went to Acadia National Park in Maine.  It is so beautiful! We went hiking, biking, sailing, and kayaking! This is part 1 of my Acadia trip photography! This part is themed tide pools because these are pictures when I went tide pooling.

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Acadia is an island, so there is a lot of water! I love the ocean so it’s perfect for me!

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This is at low tide, so at high tide, all of these rocks are covered. It rises at least thirty feet!

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The snails are everywhere!

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There are lots of crabs too if you look hard enough.  Once we saw one that was five inches wide!

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I really like how the sunshine makes the bushes glow.

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The end!

What do you think? Have you been to Acadia? Which picture is your favorite?

Thanks for reading!

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On the Airplane

Hey guys! A few weeks ago, I flew on an airplane from D. C. to Colorado! I love flying, and I’ve been flying since I was one – so I’ve been flying a lot XD! I took a few pictures out of the window.  I think the clouds look so cool!

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(you can see my reflection in this one ^ :-))

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I love looking down at the ground; the cars look like ants! I was writing in my notebook the whole flight!!!

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I took a few photos of the airport!

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Have you flown before? Did you like the pictures?

Thanks for reading!

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Copper Mountain, CO

Hi everyone!

For spring break, I went to Copper Mountain, CO to go skiing! It was so much fun!

There was a gaint fireball, on one of the streets, great for warming frosty hands!

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There was a beautiful birch, so I photographed it! I love taking pictures of trees!

 

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The streets of Copper are super cute!

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(^I love the filter on this one!)

This pic is from our balcony.

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This was a cool chair made from snowboards!

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Here’s a picutre of the BEST part of Copper! The skiing!!!!! I love skiing! I forgot to take a picture of my skis! Oops!

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Here are a few pictures of interesting objects inside of our apartment.

(the wood on a decorative birdfeeder)

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And some cute bears!

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Have you gone skiing? Did you like the pictures?

Thanks for reading!

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The Windstorm & Candle Photos

Hi everyone!

So, yesterday serious winds, some gust up to 60 mph, came throught my area! The wind was so strong a car flipped! Eight doors down a tree fell onto the powerlines, so we lost power.  It’s really interesting to be without something we take for granted and something that is such a part of our everyday life.  I took some pictures of the candles we had to use to see.

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The next few pictures are of a jar, with a napking around it and a candle inide.

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I look a few pics of the lighter for fun!

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Did the storm effect you? Did you loose power?

Thanks for reading!

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