We had a great time at the beach seeing my sons and stepdaughter and their significant others. It was kind of a whirlwind and I’m exhausted, but well worth it. Mr. Prose and I managed to catch the ferry to Cape May, so I have photos from there that I’ll share tomorrow. In the meantime, some images from Lewes, Delaware….
This was taken in the historical part of Lewes, which was founded by the Dutch in 1631. Since Lewes was the earliest settlement in the state, and because Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution, the town refers to itself as “The First Town in the First State.”
This is about the only thing that looks Dutch in Lewes. The Zwaanendael Museum is modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, and commemorates the founding of Delaware’s first European settlement by the Dutch.
Honestly, could there be any more power lines around it?
Lots of lacecap hydrangeas and wrought-iron fences. I do love fleur-de-lys.
Little sidewalk bistros were a nice surprise.
It was lunchtime, so we passed up the cake bar, but it looked really tempting.
There are some beautiful old Victorians in Lewes…
with interesting porches. This could be great with a little TLC.
It was really hot and humid when we were in Lewes, so I would have loved to sit in this shaded spot.
Not a Victorian, but lovely just the same.
Tomorrow, Cape May.
A real tteat again this post. One photo nicer than the other and definitely a place I’d like to see. Lush green and colors, just what I love. A real coincidence as I just posted on Dutch Literature as part of the Dutch Literature Month.
It’s hot and humid here as well. It just rained and now the humidity wafts in through the open windows.
I’ll be catching up with your blog soon, Caroline. Since I had a Dutch grandfather, I’m very interested.
You would probably like this area a lot.
Very well done! — especially the bold colors and the crisp lines, particularly on the Victorian house. I would not have expected such lushness near a beach.
Thank you! Yes, it surprises me every time, especially all the hydrangeas.
I loved every photo in this post. And I didn’t know that historical tidbit! Cool!
Thanks, Jennie. I didn’t know it either!
I love these charming homes. It looks like they exist just for photos. I liked learning about the Dutch settlement also. Very interesting!
Thank you! I think you’ll enjoy the Victorians coming up tomorrow, Jacquelin.