Friday, October 12, 2012

Williamsburg, Virginia

Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, Virginia
An eighteenth-century carriage stands before the residence of the Royal Governor of Virginia, one of the most elegant mansions in colonial America.  The formal gardens show the lavishness of the period.  Open daily.

Ballroom Garden Governor's Palace
The garden beyond the Ballroom of the Governor's Palace typifies the formality of English design.  Here are found elaborate geometrical parterres, framed with clipped hedges and accented with topiary work.  Standing watch over the garden are twelve massive box trees, the "twelve apostles" often found on English estates of the period.  Open daily.

Robertson's Windmill, Williamsburg, Virginia
This windmill is known as a post mill because the whole superstructure revolves around a single huge post of timber.  Today an operating Craft Shop open to the public, Robertson's Windmill once again offers to its patrons the finest meal ground in Virginia.

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