Monday, July 22, 2013

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.

Governor's Palace Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia
Surrounding the residence of the Royal Governor are formal gardens, among the handsomest in America.  They include an English maze, bowling green, pleached arbors, and floral displays.  Garden and Palace are open daily.

The Governor's Palace Maze, Williamsburg, Virginia
This holly maze in the Governor's Palace Gardens is patterned after the maze at Hampton Court.  In the background is a lofty tree-shaded mount bult above the ice house that served the palace.

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