Visit to Jamestown

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Beach near Jamestown
Well, I drove out to Jamestown today to take some pictures and walk around and get some fresh air. I went to the Jamestown Settlement Museum in Jamestown where they have some pretty cool exhibits, they have a reconstruction of the original Fort Jamestown with guards who stand duty in colonial clothing, and they have some ships on the water that you can tour. They are the Susan Constant, Discovery, and the Godspeed which were the 3 ships that left England in 1606 and arrived here in Jamestown on 1607 to found the first "New World" settlement. An interesting thing about the museum is that you are NOT allowed to take pictures inside. They said it is for copyright reasons, I'm not sure really. I did get to see the "First Folio" compilation of the writings of William Shakespeare which was published in 1623 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Folio) which is not something you see everyday and according to the security guard, it is getting returned to the original owner in a couple weeks to make room for a Russian exhibit. Anyway, my original goal of going was to add to my photography collection so I took lots of pictures and even though it was freezing cold, I had a good time :)
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Beach near Jamestown
Beach near Jamestown
Cannon on the Discovery. The Su…
Cannon on the "Discovery". The "S…
Statue near Powhatan village recon…
Statue near Powhatan village reco…
Front of the Living History Museum.
Front of the Living History Museum.
Sandy beach in Jamestown.
Sandy beach in Jamestown.
Church pews in old church at James…
Church pews in old church at Jame…
Jamestown Fort.
Jamestown Fort.
House inside the walls of Jamestow…
House inside the walls of Jamesto…
It was very cold near the James Ri…
It was very cold near the James R…
Heading down Colonial Highway.
Heading down Colonial Highway.
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