Monday, April 13, 2009

The James River at Shirley Plantation




The picture above shows the James River at Shirley Plantation in Virginia. Shirley Plantation was founded in 1613, only six years after the founding of the first English colony at Jamestown. You can see a picture of the house by clicking HERE.

Water transportation was the most efficient way to move people and crops back then, and so a riverfront was a major requirement for successful plantations. In addition to enabling efficient transportation, the James River also provided a pretty view.

7 comments:

Shellmo said...

This is a pretty photo! Nice to see green grass again!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful secene.So peacful looking.
Blessings,Ruth

Busy Bee Suz said...

Looks like a perfect spot for a picnic. Minus the ants. ;)

happyone said...

Sure would be nice to live along there. Great place to walk!! :-)

theArthurClan said...

It looks so lovely and serene. Beautiful!

Janie said...

Beautiful view of the river I went back to look at the plantation house and read the history. Fascinating to learn of this link between George Washington and Robert E. Lee's parents. Smaller world then, I guess.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shot of the river. I could see spreading a blanket out right there. :-)