I needed a day off from working on the boat and decided to use this one. Today was a cold but clear day in Virginia and I decided to use my rental behemoth to visit the city of Colonial Williamsburg. Back in the early 1980's when I was but a youngster I attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg and it was a very strange experience to revisit the campus and my previous digs. The College required freshman and sophomores to live on-campus and I was lucky enough to have won in the lottery and garnered a single room in Hunt Hall, in the first picture. Back then men's and women's dorms were segregated and now this dorm is unisex (or is it multi-sex as there are now more genders than there were in the 80's?). The campus has not really changed in the 30+ years since I was there, some of the building are gone and have been replaced; not surprising since even back then there were asbestos-related demolishments going on. The large field in the middle of campus is now a small field as they've added some very large buildings. The fraternity complex where I lived for a bit (until we got thrown out) is now normal student housing with names like "Lion" and "Griffin" instead of my ΦΚΤ and the new fraternity buildings are a lot nicer.
After walking about the campus I walked down the main strip in Colonial Williamsburg, a popular tourist destination where one can visit one of the oldest settlements in the USA.


Hunt Hall at William and Mary This was my dorm during my freshman year, located right by Colonial Williamsburg and the college centre
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Hunt Hall at William and Mary
Chandler and Barrett Dorms I had friends in both these dorms, the covered walkway keeping one dry in inclement weather
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Chandler and Barrett Dorms
Crim Dell Bridge The pond was used for swan song jumps, despite being prohibited due to obstructions underwater making a jump dangerous
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Crim Dell Bridge
Phi Kapp Tau Fraternity This was once the fraternity house for Phi Kappa Tau and I lived there a year. It is now normal housing and the fraternities have nice new buildings
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Phi Kapp Tau Fraternity
Sunken Garden The Sunken Garden is the centrepiece of the campus. We used to play frisbee football and lounge here during the weekend
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Sunken Garden
James Blair Hall I think I had my English lectures here
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James Blair Hall
Sunken Garden The Sunken Garden is the centrepiece of the campus. We used to play frisbee football and lounge here during the weekend
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Sunken Garden
Duke of Gloucester Street The beginning of the east-west Duke of Gloucester Street that forms the main throughfare of Colonial Williamsburg
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Duke of Gloucester Street
Rebuilt Colonial Houses Unlike the brick buildings which survive centuries, the wooden structures of Williamsburg are no longer the originals
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Rebuilt Colonial Houses
Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg is a big tourist attraction. I remember having lectures in the Wren building at the end of the colonial street and tourists would barge into the room, thinking it was part of the colonial tour
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Duke of Gloucester Street
Rebuilt Colonial Houses Unlike the brick buildings which survive centuries, the wooden structures of Williamsburg are no longer the originals
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Rebuilt Colonial Houses
King's Arms Tavern I was never a customer here as I couldn't afford it, but I did work in the kitchen and floor.
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King's Arms Tavern
Taking the tour in style Horsedrawn carriage while getting a description of colonial Williamsburg by an expert is definitely the way to do it
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Taking the tour in style
Capitol Building in Williamsburg This is a reconstruction, as the original burned down.
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Capitol Building in Williamsburg
Taking the tour in style Horsedrawn carriage while getting a description of colonial Williamsburg by an expert is definitely the way to do it
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Taking the tour in style
Pillory in Colonial Williamsburg Doesn't look comfortable at all, especially if one is being pelted by items!
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Pillory in Colonial Williamsburg
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