My Homework Photos

As you may remember, a couple weeks ago I gave you some homework: visit someplace new. There were quite a few comments about places my intrepid readers wanted to go, and I’m wondering where you went and what you thought of it.

I’ll go first.

I went to Historic Cold Spring Village, a tiny settlement that was populated during the 1700s because of its proximity to — you guessed it — a cold spring. It was common for villages and towns to form around and near sources of fresh water so the inhabitants didn’t have to go far to get the water they needed for drinking and cooking and laundry.

Historic Cold Spring Village has a number of buildings that have been beautifully restored. There is a bookbindery, a tinsmithy, a woodworking barn, a blacksmithy,  a tavern, an inn, a school, a house, a general store, a pottery, a print shop, a broommaker’s shop, and a number of other buildings. There is, of course, a cold spring complete with pump handle and barrel. When my daughter and her friend were covered with soot from the blacksmith’s shop, we headed right to the spring to wash it off.

I designated my daughter the official photographer of our visit, so I’m sharing some of her pictures with you this week.

woodworking building at HCSV Woodworking building

tinsmith at HCSV Tinsmithy

small building at HCSV I actually don’t know what this small building was used for!

schoolhouse at HCSV Schoolhouse

blacksmith at HCSV Blacksmith

bookbindery at HCSV Bookbindery

tavern dining room at HCSV Tavern/Inn dining room

inn at HCSV Inn (tavern to the right, dining room to the left)

tavern at HCSV Tavern (women not allowed!)

rooster at HCSV

pig at HCSV

horse at HCSV

And last, but not least,

pump at HCSV the cold spring!

So, how did I do on my homework?

I’d love to hear what you did!

Until next week,