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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Last Day of Study Leave

This is my last day at the College of William and Mary. I will be driving home tomorrow. It has been a fruitful time away, and I am ready to return to the parish and academy.

If you enjoy history, Colonial Williamsburg is a great place to visit. The original eighteenth century town has been restored. Most of the buildings have guided tours and artisans do their work for all to see. The mile walk down the main road, Duke of Gloucester Street, is quite scenic and like being transported back in time. Plan to spend at least two days here; three are better.

The Wren Building (College of William and Mary)

An original 18th century home, used as a dwelling place for the college president (The cannon may be used to ensure that students study!)

Bruton Parish Church. This original structure has been in continuous use as a house of worship since 1715.

The Fife and Drum Corps marching down Duke of Gloucester Street.

Duke of Gloucester Street

The reconstructed capitol building. Williamsburg was the seat of the commonwealth of Virginia until 1780, when Governor Thomas Jefferson moved it to Richmond.

The reconstructed governor's palace.

Christiana Campbell's Tavern: A Favorite of George Washington.


Brennan said...

Nice pictures! I have been away traveling, so I haven't had time to catch up on your blog until now. =D

Allan R. Bevere said...


Good to have you back!