Candlewood Suites Colonial Heights-Ft. Lee – Colonial Heights, Virginia

Hotel and Resort photography & video by PhotoWeb (photowebusa.com) Consider Us Home at the Candlewood Suites Extended Stay Hotel Colonial Heights – Fort. Lee, Chester, Petersburg, and Richmond, VA. The Candlewood Suites Colonial Heights Fort Lee is a member of the IHG family of brands including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn & Staybridge Suites Hotels. Specializing in extended stays, Candlewood Suites are the perfect choice for government (per diem), project teams, training, relocation, temporary or corporate housing needs. Our Candlewood Suites hotel is centrally located at exit 58, off I-95 near I-85 & I-295; minutes from Fort Lee, Chester, Petersburg & Richmond, VA business & real estate districts. Our location offers access to Wathal Industrial Park, Meadowville Technology Park, Honeywell, Dominion Power, Phillip Morris, Dupont, SRMC, Xymid, Sunchem, Northrup Grumman, LMR, Fort Lee and Defense Supply Center. The Candlewood Suites hotel offers apartment-style suites with all the conveniences of home to suit your extended stay or short-term hotel or real estate needs. Our pet friendly hotel (fee) offers studio or one-bedroom suites featuring fully equipped kitchens, spacious living & work areas, TVs with DVD players, free high-speed, wired & wireless Internet access. Other features include Candlewood Cupboard, business center, free self-laundry facility, a fitness center & BBQ

Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia

For the ideal family getaway this holiday season Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia is the perfect destination. Guests are invited to step back in time to Virginias 18th century capital and be immersed in this bustling town as preparations are made to celebrate the holiday season. Attracting thousands of holiday revelers each year, Colonial Williamsburg’s Christmas season event “Grand Illumination, features a magnificent 68-year-old tradition of candles, fireworks, music and performances. For accommodations, The Williamsburg Inn is regarded among the world’s great hotels and is the finest place to reside as you immerse yourself in our nations rich history. Renovated in 2001, this historic country inn offers 62 rooms and suites complete with gourmet dining, modern amenities, and gracious appointments. A holiday getaway in Colonial Williamsburg is an American tradition that is not to be missed. As the nations largest living history museum, located just 150 miles south of Washington, DC, Colonial Williamsburg will certainly make your holiday season one to remember. For information please call (800) HISTORY or visit www.ColonialWilliamsburg.org
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Metal Detecting/Relic hunting “The Colonial Chamber” 1700’s Haunted Cellar Hole

Bill & Howard tone it down a bit to host a detecting guest from Virginia. They travel to the forests of Western Mass. to a lost 1700’s cellar hole featuring a “sick” root cellar still intact & now keeping OUR drinks cold 200+ years later! For paranormal fans, this “chamber” also provided some EVP’s for Howard on a voice recorder he left running inside…(WITH PERMISSION FROM LANDOWNER)
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Framed Print of Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia from Robert Harding

Framed Print of Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia from Robert Harding

  • FRAMED PRINT This 14 x11 Framed Print features an image of Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia chosen by Robert Harding. Estimated image size 356x236mm.
  • Black Satin Frame Off-White Digital Mat 14 x11 wooden frame with digital mat and RA4 print. Finished back including brown backing paper, hanging bracket and corner bumpers
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Colonial Williamsburg / Williamsburg, Virginia / May 2008

Colonial Williamsburg / Williamsburg, Virginia / May 2008
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I’m away until this eveninig, but will be around to visit later today and tomorrow morning.

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Colonial Williamsburg is the historic district of the independent city of Williamsburg, Virginia. It consists of many of the buildings that, from 1699 to 1780, formed colonial Virginia’s capital. The capital straddled the boundary of two of the original shires of Virginia, James City Shire (now James City County), and Charles River Shire (now York County). For most of the 18th century, Williamsburg was the center of government, education and culture in the Colony of Virginia.

Colonial Williamsburg is meant to be an interpretation of a Colonial American city, with exhibits including dozens of authentic or accurately-recreated colonial houses and relating to American Revolutionary War history. Prominent buildings in Colonial Williamsburg include the Raleigh Tavern, the Capitol, The Governor’s Palace, and Bruton Parish Church. However, rather than simply an effort to preserve antiquity, the combination of extensive restoration and thoughtful recreation of the entire colonial town facilitates envisioning the atmosphere and understanding the ideals of 18th century American revolutionary leaders. It was here that Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, James Monroe, James Madison, George Wythe, Peyton Randolph, and dozens more helped mold democracy in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States.

The Historic Area is located just east of the College of William and Mary, founded at Middle Plantation in 1693, just prior to the establishment of the town as capital of Virginia and its renaming. The university’s historic Wren Building stands at the west end of Duke of Gloucester Street.

Colonial Williamsburg is a major source of tourism to Williamsburg, as well as a touchstone for many world leaders and heads of state, including U.S. Presidents. The United States hosted the first World Economic Conference at Colonial Williamsburg in 1983. It is the centerpiece of the surrounding Historic Triangle of Virginia area, which has become a popular tourist destination for visitors domestic and foreign. The other two points of the Historic Triangle are Jamestown and Yorktown.
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Early in the 20th century, the restoration and recreation of Colonial Williamsburg, one of the largest historic restorations ever undertaken, was championed by the Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin and the patriarch of the Rockefeller family, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., along with the active participation of his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, who wanted to celebrate the patriots and the early history of the United States.

Many of the missing Colonial structures were reconstructed on their original sites during the 1930s. Other structures were restored to the best estimates of how they would have looked during the eighteenth century, with all traces of later buildings and improvements removed. Dependency structures and animals help complete the ambiance. Most buildings are open for tourists to look through, with the exception of several buildings that serve as residences for Colonial Williamsburg employees.

Notable structures include the large Capitol and the Governor’s Palace, each carefully recreated and landscaped as closely as possible to original 18th century specifications, as well as Bruton Parish Church and the Raleigh Tavern.

The major goal of the Restoration was not to merely preserve or recreate the physical environment of the colonial period, but to facilitate education about the origins of the idea of America, which was conceived during many decades before the American Revolution.

In this environment, Colonial Williamsburg strives to tell the story of how diverse peoples, having different and sometimes conflicting ambitions, evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality.

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Smokehouse / Colonial Jamestown / Virginia / May, 2008

Smokehouse / Colonial Jamestown / Virginia / May, 2008
Colleges In Virginia
Image by bill barber
I’ll try and get around to see you today, but it will be from daughter’s computer in Cambridge, Ontario. If I can’t get around today, I’ll definitely be around tomorrow.

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Jamestown (originally also called "James Towne" or "Jamestowne") is located on the James River in what is currently James City County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The site is about 40 miles (62 km) inland from the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and about 45 miles (70 km) downstream and southeast of the current state capital city of Richmond. Both the river and the settlement were named for King James I of England, who was on the throne at the time, granted the private proprietorship to the Virginia Company of London’s enterprise.

The location at Jamestown Island was selected primarily because it offered a favorable strategic defensive position against other European forces which might approach by water. However, the colonists soon discovered that the swampy and isolated site was plagued by mosquitoes and tidal river water unsuitable for drinking, and offered limited opportunities for hunting and little space for farming. The area was also inhabited by Native Americans (American Indians).
The 3 points of Colonial Virginia’s Historic Triangle, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown are linked by the National Park Service’s scenic Colonial Parkway.
The 3 points of Colonial Virginia’s Historic Triangle, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown are linked by the National Park Service’s scenic Colonial Parkway.

Despite inspired leadership of John Smith, chaplain Robert Hunt and others, starvation, hostile relations with the Indians, and lack of profitable exports all threatened the survival of the Colony in the early years as the settlers and the Virginia Company of London each struggled. However, colonist John Rolfe introduced a strain of tobacco which was successfully exported in 1612, and the financial outlook for the colony became more favorable. Two years later, Rolfe married the young Indian woman Pocahontas, daughter of Wahunsunacock, Chief of the Powhatan Confederacy, and a period of relative peace with the Natives followed. In 1616, the Rolfes made a public relations trip to England, where Pocahontas was received as visiting royalty. Changes by the Virginia Company which became effective in 1619 attracted additional investments, also sowing the first seeds of democracy in the process with a locally-elected body which became the House of Burgesses, the first such representative legislative body in the New World.

Throughout the 17th century, Jamestown was the capital of the Virginia Colony. Several times during emergencies, the seat of government for the colony was shifted temporarily to nearby Middle Plantation, a fortified location on the high ridge approximately equidistant from the James and York Rivers on the Virginia Peninsula. Shortly after the Colony was finally granted a long-desired charter and established the new College of William and Mary at Middle Plantation, the capital of the Colony was permanently relocated nearby. In 1699, the new capital town was renamed Williamsburg, in honor of the current British king, William III.

After the capital was relocated, Jamestown began a gradual loss of prominence and eventually reverted to a few large farms. It again became a significant point for control of the James River during the American Civil War (1861–1865), and then slid back into seeming oblivion. Even the Jamestown Exposition of 1907 was held elsewhere, at a more accessible location at Sewell’s Point, on Hampton Roads near Norfolk.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and her consort Prince Phillip inspect replica of Susan Constant at Jamestown Festival Park in Virginia on October 16, 1957
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and her consort Prince Phillip inspect replica of Susan Constant at Jamestown Festival Park in Virginia on October 16, 1957

Beginning in 1893, 22.5 acres of the Jamestown site were acquired by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. A crucial sea wall was built in 1900 to protect the shoreline near the site of James Fort from further erosion. In the 1930s, the Colonial National Historical Park was established to protect and administer Jamestown, which was designated a National Historic Site. The U.S. National Park Service acquired the remaining 1,500 acres (6.1 km²) of Jamestown Island through eminent domain in 1934.

For the 350th anniversary in 1957, Jamestown itself was the site of renewed interest and a huge celebration. The National Park Service provided new access with the completion of the Colonial Parkway which led to Williamsburg, home of the restored capital of Colonial Williamsburg, and then on to Yorktown, the other two portions of Colonial Virginia’s Historic Triangle. Major projects such as the Jamestown Festival Park were developed by non-profit, state and federal agencies. Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Prince Philip attended. The 1957 event was a great success. Tourism became continuous with attractions regularly updated and enhanced.

The two major attractions at Jamestown are separate, but complementary to each other. The state-sponsored Jamestown Settlement near the entrance to Jamestown Island includes a recreated English Fort and Native American Village, extensive indoor and outdoor displays, and features the three popular replica ships. On Jamestown Island itself, the National Park Service operates Historic Jamestowne. Over a million artifacts have been recovered by the Jamestown Rediscovery project with ongoing archaeological work, including a number of exciting recent discoveries.

Early in the 21st century, in preparation for the Jamestown 2007 event commemorating America’s 400th Anniversary, new accommodations, transportation facilities and attractions were planned. The celebration began in the Spring of 2006 with the sailing of a new replica Godspeed to six major East Coast U.S. cities, where several hundred thousand people viewed it. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip joined America’s festivities on an official state visit to Jamestown in May 2007.

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Photographic Prints of Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia, United from Robert Harding

Photographic Prints of Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia, United from Robert Harding

  • This 10×8 Print features an image chosen by Robert Harding. Estimated image size 254x169mm.
  • High quality RA4 prints. Printed on Kodak Endura and Edge papers. Size refers to paper used
  • Image Description: Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia, United States of America, North America
  • For any queries regarding this item please contact Robert Harding c/o Media Storehouse quoting Media Reference 3763754
  • © Michael Runkel

10×8 Print, Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia, United. Colonial buildings, part of the Military College in Lexington, Virginia, United States of America, North America. Chosen by Robert Harding. High quality RA4 prints. Printed on Kodak Endura and Edge papers. Size refers to paper used. This item is shipped from our American lab.

List Price: $ 15.99

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