A glimpse of Lewes

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….

Lewes weathering

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.”

Zwaanendael Museum

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?

lacecaps + wrought-iron fence

Lots of lacecap hydrangeas and wrought-iron fences. I do love fleur-de-lys.

green bistro set

Little sidewalk bistros were a nice surprise.

cake bar

It was lunchtime, so we passed up the cake bar, but it looked really tempting.

Lewes Victorian

There are some beautiful old Victorians in Lewes…

Lewes porch

with interesting porches. This could be great with a little TLC.

Lewes rocker

It was really hot and humid when we were in Lewes, so I would have loved to sit in this shaded spot.

Brown brick

Not a Victorian, but lovely just the same.

Tomorrow, Cape May.

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8 Responses to A glimpse of Lewes

  1. Caroline says:

    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.

  2. Ms. Spock says:

    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.

  3. Lady Jennie says:

    I loved every photo in this post. And I didn’t know that historical tidbit! Cool!

  4. jacquelincangro says:

    I love these charming homes. It looks like they exist just for photos. I liked learning about the Dutch settlement also. Very interesting!

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