Saturday, April 14, 2012

Williamsburg Windows

On our recent walking tour of Williamsburg, I was struck by the beauty of the colonial windows, both in terms of the reflections of the glass and what the windows contained.

I was first struck by the wigmaker's window:

Here's a close up of that window:

I've long loved church windows of all sorts.  Below you'll see the windows of the Bruton Parish Church, a still-practicing Episcopalean church:

Below you'll see a colonial form of advertising (a refractory is a home kitchen or dining room), outside of the King's Arms, where we had a delicious lunch. 

Of course, if you want to outfit your colonial kitchen, there are stores that could have helped you:

Graveyards have their own kinds of windows:

Modern stores also have windows:

Even in colonial times, shopkeepers would have wanted to appeal to gamers.  And musicians.  And anyone else who needed to entertain:

And who can resist a special window for writers?


Hannah Stephenson said...

These are great.

Do you know the book Trading in Memory? I think you would really love it...

Kristin said...

I haven't heard of that book, but I'll be sure to look it up! Thanks for the suggestion.