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photoblog image A visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia - 8/10

A visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia - 8/10

 

The Josiah Chowning Tavern.  Hostorians tend to be a bit sniffy about the "living museum" of Williamsburg, but it does transmit something of what it must have been like to live there in colonial times. The tavern was opened by Josiah Chowning in 1766.

 

 

A visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia - 8/10

 

The Josiah Chowning Tavern.  Hostorians tend to be a bit sniffy about the "living museum" of Williamsburg, but it does transmit something of what it must have been like to live there in colonial times. The tavern was opened by Josiah Chowning in 1766.

 

 

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jan 2016, 03:41
I think Ye Olde Taverne, replete with foaming tankards and bawdy, over-flowing, serving wenches has a lot going for it, Tom.
Tom Wilson: More or less - the bawdiness was not in evidence, however ;-)
a neat and tidy affair, Tom
Tom Wilson: It's all kept very trim, Ayush - perhaps artificially so smile I can't imagine it being as clean and tidy in colonial times!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jan 2016, 07:05
This cannot be a bad thing Tom, it provides America with some living history
Tom Wilson: There are a few such places around the States - Mystic Seaport, Plymouth Plantation, etc.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Jan 2016, 08:03
I have mixed feelings about "living history", Tom
Tom Wilson: Yes, me too, Lisl - it's all a bit too clean and tidy and artificial, but, on the other hand, the craftsmen (jeweller, bookbinder, etc.) use traditional methods of working and so people can see how things were done.
This must have been a great place to visit Tom!
Tom Wilson: It makes for an interesting day or two out.
It all depends how it is done. I like places like the Black Country Museum and Beamish
Tom Wilson: Yes - must do the Black Country Museum one of these days.
This looks like it has been twiddled with one of the features such as oil painting, water colour, pencil drawing, etc mode. I know it is just the conversion but it does look like the oil painting mode.
Tom Wilson: Mmm - perhaps that the effect of your screen, Mary - I know it looks different on my iMac and on my iPad
I sometimes think historians decide in advance how they think a thing was and then get upset if it doesn't turn out that way.
Tom Wilson: You could be right there, Brian - I suspect that there's little of the real colonial Williamsburg here smile
the tavern was a buzzy place Tom... another wonderful image from the past....petersmile

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