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The Printing & Post Office - Colonial Williamsburg

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Printing Office & Post Office on Duke of Gloucester Street. Built in the early 1700's, this building was the central hub of communication for 18th century Williamsburg. The printing office would play a key role in spreading news and information that influenced the choices Virginians made during the Revolutionary years. The first public printer in Virginia was William Parks, who began publishing the colony's first newspaper, The Virginia Gazette, in 1736. Today guests can still send mail through the post office.

Photo captured May 4, 2010.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice shot, love the human intrest

15 Feb 2011 6:28am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

a scene from another century
outstanding processing

15 Feb 2011 8:00am

tataray from france, France

Wow.. Superbe .
Cliché digne d'une carte postale.
Merci pour les explications. ))

15 Feb 2011 8:55am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The Union Jack certainly reinforces the colonial past.

15 Feb 2011 9:07am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful framing.. like the lady sitting outside with the costume.

15 Feb 2011 9:09am

Franz from Baden, Austria

this is just like from the "olden days"! a splendid presentation, steven!

15 Feb 2011 10:56am

Rick from United States

What unique work...very interesting. Good luck with it!

15 Feb 2011 11:12am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Une merveille, j'adore !
une scène sympathique, un décor comme dans un film, un traitement génial.

15 Feb 2011 11:55am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You manage a wonderful added-reality in these studies . .

15 Feb 2011 12:17pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

The woman seems to have been left there since the Union Jack was in use.
Superb photo, a touch of the past so lovingly restored and so quaint it makes
you want to visit it. Such incredible lighting it looks like a model. Beautiful.

15 Feb 2011 2:32pm

Vinny from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Pik-cher purr-fect! Adore your pp!

15 Feb 2011 6:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's amazing this lovely place is still standing. A great shot.

16 Feb 2011 12:39am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Very nicely done, you should see if the folks at the colonial village are interested in your photos.

16 Feb 2011 1:16am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It looks like a post card.

16 Feb 2011 5:34am