Showing posts with label JAMESTOWN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JAMESTOWN. Show all posts

Thursday, January 21, 2010

And There Were Three

On our anniversary trip in June of 2007, one of our stops was to the Jamestown Settlement, a living-history museum of 17th century Virginia. We enjoyed a re-creation of the James Fort, a Powhatan Indian Village, and we checked out the first three ships which brought the Colonists to Jamestown.

Since we took so many pictures that day, I will share with you only the three ships today. Above is my favorite picture. Her name is the SUSAN CONSTANT. Captain John Smith came to our country on this ship. Below are more pictures !

The other two ships were named DISCOVERY (left) and GODSPEED (right). We toured all three of them while we were there.

Capt. George is ready to head out to sea!!!! Wanna go with us?

Captain George asked me to steer with the tiller... Aren't you impressed????

Here is one of the small cannons inside of one of the boats.

We were on the Susan Constant and I was checking out the captain's quarters!!!! Quite comfy if I say so myself!!!!

Captain George looks like he is ready to fire at the Discovery!!!!! Mercy Me!!!!

Here's one more picture of the Susan Constant. The Godspeed and the Discovery were directly beyond this one.

I will post more Jamestown pictures on other posts. I had studied and learned about Jamestown for many years, but had never been there until we took this trip in 2007. We had an awesome time!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Art of Glassblowing

George and I took our Anniversary trip in 2007 to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. What an awesome trip!!!! I will gradually share lots of pictures from that incredible trip. Even though our anniversary is in the hot summer (June), on that particular week when we were there, an actual cool front had come through ---and the weather was incredible.

One (of many) 'treats' while there was to visit the Glassblowers in Jamestown. We stood and watched those guys work for the longest time. That is truly an art. I had never seen it done before --and I was so impressed. The artisans demonstrated the craft of 17th century glassblowing for us. Glassblowing was one of Virginia's first industries, started in 1608 by German and Polish craftsmen. Above and below are some pictures of these glassblowers at work.

NOW----look below at what I came home with from the Glassblowers that day.

This little vase was made by the Glassblowers in Jamestown, VA. I am thrilled to have this vase---and cherish it!!!! (The rose came from our yard!)

Have a wonderful day.