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.