Thursday, October 29, 2015

GOOD FENCES - JAMESTOWN



"On December 6th, 1606, the journey to Virginia began on three ships: the Susan Constant, the Godspeed and the Discovery.  In 1607, 104 English men and boys arrived in North America to start a settlement.  On May 13th they picked Jamestown, Virginia for their settlement, which was named after their King, James I.  The settlement became the first permanent English settlement in North America."

This is the first paragraph I read here, along with a lot of other interesting information.  I also found another interesting article to read here


My first photo above isn't actually a fence or a wall but this reproduction shows how the buildings were made.  The river in the background is the James River. There is a ferry boat that takes cars across, which we would like to use the next time we visit.  There are so many neat places to explore in this area.  We didn't get to see the whole of Jamestown as a lot of it was flooded because of the bad weather caused by Hurricane Joaquin.  


But there will be another time.







I saw this photo of Queen Elizabeth on one of the historical markers. She visited Jamestown  in 2007, which was the 400th anniversary of its founding.  She and Prince Philip made a state visit to the U.S in May of that year. Her Majesty is not only a direct descendant of James I, the settlement's namesake, but also the direct descendant of George III, under whose reign Great Britain lost the same territory in the American War of Independence.



















Click on Good Fences to look at other blogging friends' photos around the world.  Thank you for hosting such a fun meme Theresa.  


32 comments:

Linda said...

Wonderful photos and great post, Denise! I have always liked Queen Elizabeth II. However, in all honesty, I am not a fan of her son, Prince Charles. LOL! :)

Linda said...

I love Jamestown! Too bad about the high waters.

Small Kucing said...

oh they have flood over there too? Our side flooding season will be here soon . Not a good timing to go to east coast.

Fancy that HRH Queen Elizabeth graced the place. It must have been a big event that year

Margaret Adamson said...

A very intresting post so thannks for sharing. a great many good fences.

Elephant's Child said...

Another fascinating, educational post. Thank you.

Mitch and Molly said...

Very cool fences!

amo sin blogg said...

Special and beautiful fences !

Have a nice day.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Denise, great post on Jamestown and the fort. Wonderfu fence shots and I like the photo of the Queen visiting. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the history and how Queen Elizabeth II fits into it.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografias fantásticas e cheias de história.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

llandudnopictures said...

Very informative and interesting, great pictures too!

Stewart M said...

So much history packed into that part of the world - I time machine would be really handy some days.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

TexWisGirl said...

i can imagine how important those fort walls were for these settlers!

Cranberry Morning said...

Great shots! Isn't it interesting how much English history had already taken place when this country was just getting started!

Red said...

You have a very original example of a fence for the meme along with a great description of the area.

Sandra said...

this is now my most favorite fence post EVER... i love that fence at the beggining even if it is not a fence and the rustic fences are amazing. i love rustic. and wow on the queen visiting.

Roy Norris said...

That is a very good fence Denise.(:))

Kay said...

We visited Jamestown decades ago and I see they've done a lot more work there. Hmmm... Perhaps it's time for another visit. I remember what an interesting place it was.

William Kendall said...

This is a place I'd love to see.

gigihawaii said...

It's amazing that the fence and other structures still remain.

Ida said...

Isn't it fun to visit historical place like this. Makes you realize just how touch people use to have it and to be thankful for what we have now. - Great looking fences, so rustic.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is great Denise! The thing I couldn't get over when we visited Jamestown is how small it all is -- the short distance across the battle fields etc .... it was so amazing to stand on those places. And the reproductions were so helpful in visualizing it all. I remember wishing we could have taken our kids when they were in school -- to make history come alive for them.

mohave rat said...

I found this to be a interesting post. I researched my family tree and discovered my ancestor came over from England in 1677. Part of the "indentured servant" Head right program. 7 years of your life in exchange for coming to America and eventually getting some land.

My family has stayed in Virginia, eventually West Virginia and Kentucky. My name is Adams. I am told that is a very common English name. thanks for this post.

Debby Ray said...

Fantastic fences and great to know some history about them too! Awesome post :)

Rose said...

I would like to visit this place...maybe someitme. Interesting post, Denise.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I would love to visit!

Stephanie said...

Love those old fences. Thanks for sharing the history of the area.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos of very different fences ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Gayle said...

Enjoyed these photos a lot. An area that my ancestors stepped upon.

genie said...

It is so fascinating to look up close at these fences and see how they were constructed. They were made to last. The Queen looks tired and not too happy. I do not know how she does all that she does at her age. Know you enjoyed this trip.

Felicia said...

Oh wow how cool it would be to visit Jamestown. I liked that first photo even if it is not a fence. It's still neat stuff to make houses like that.

Linda Gross said...

You will laugh. I saw the picture of Queen Elizabeth walking through the fence, as the lead photo for your post. I thought wow Denise saw Queen Elizabeth at Jamestown! :)