A few weekends ago a couple of friends and I jumped in the car and drove to Colonial Williamsburg. None of us had ever been there as children and were very curious. Surprisingly it was not the tourist trap that we all feared. We enjoyed every bit of the pristine and immaculate restorations and recreations of houses, farms, and trade buildings from the 18th century. Although the staff in "character" can be a bit much they are very generous with their knowledge.
I was attracted to the details on buildings and inside the trade shops where skilled artisans still make goods from the 18th century. It was very inspiring to see and feel craftsmanship that is rarely seen today. The details on everything although subtle, made everything feel special. Here is a small collection of the details I found inspiring.