More from our trip to Williamsburg – Architectural Details

The architectural details in Williamsburg are truly special. The brick walls have moss growing over the top softening their surface and providing color. The variety of fence styles and types are diverse and varied. I have to imagine there is significance to the different styles, but I did not find any documentation of such.

williamsburg-details-16williamsburg-details-1   williamsburg-details-2 williamsburg-details-3williamsburg-details-4 williamsburg-details-9williamsburg-details-5williamsburg-details-38

There are many styles of gates and passages. The discovery that is allowed through these borders gives the visitors more depth to the experience. 


There is a variety of signs marking the stores, taverns, and shops. These signs reinforce the architecture.


Even the hinges on the shutters have a variety of styles and types leaving the visitor opportunity to think about form and function.

williamsburg-details-8 williamsburg-details-14williamsburg-details-24williamsburg-details-19 williamsburg-details-10

The door locks range from sliding locks, chains, to padlocks. These locks add texture and detail that enhance the architectural story.

williamsburg-details-11 williamsburg-details-12 williamsburg-details-13    williamsburg-details-17williamsburg-details-32williamsburg-details-6 williamsburg-details-2  williamsburg-details-20 williamsburg-details-21 williamsburg-details-22 williamsburg-details-23  williamsburg-details-34williamsburg-details-28williamsburg-details-25  williamsburg-details-27

Even the hinges on the fences offer a variety of interests.


This bird house seems to be a luxury suite. 


The doors show their age while telling a story of time past.

williamsburg-details-33 williamsburg-details-36williamsburg-details-35williamsburg-details-43williamsburg-details-15

The wells offer interesting textures.


Window trim and shutters tell a story of function and style.

williamsburg-details-39  williamsburg-details-41

From the rich to the poor, those living in mansions to log cabins, this place tells a story of cultural development. The wall paper with intricate detail is such a luxury that many others could never even fathom owning.

williamsburg-details-42 williamsburg-details-40

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kay smith says:

    Nice pictures. I like the Williamsburg area and these pictures got up close and personal. Thanks!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s