Tuesday, July 22, 2008
One of the many in costume doing a days work.
This is at Jamestown Settlement where they have replicas of the three ships that the settlers broght from England. There is no way I would want to cross the ocean in any of the three. You are able to board each of them and walk around to get the feel of what it would have been like.
When we first started visiting Jamestown it was a really wonderful place. It has so many buildings and you could feel the old world flavor. The people there were dressed in costume and still tending to some of the trades of the day....but this visit you could see that commercialism has started to rob it of its genuine feel. Now there is a very large museaum and places to eat or buy drinks and now they don't want you to take pics of anything...like taking a pic of the original foundation is going to destroy the bricks...get real.
They have almost outpriced it. It used to be about $6 to get in the gate now...$11.50...almost more than you can pay for a family of 5. I think they need to remember that this settlement belongs to the Nation...it is our history.