Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Victorian Festival





This last weekend was one of several events each year focused on Port Townsend's history during the Victorian era. The men enjoying a friendly poker game in the lobby of the Palace Hotel, as well as the woman leaving, in yesterday's post are folks reenacting various scenes around town from the latter part of the nineteenth century. The annual Victorian Festival is a three day event that includes walking tours, Victorian homes tour, a fashion show, historical stage reenactments, a Grand Ball and other programs. A number of people enjoy strolling around town in Victorian costumes as well.
All who commented on Monday's post are very kind and many were well on target. Thank you.
Here are a few photos taken downtown over the weekend. More tomorrow from the Palace Hotel on ABC Wednesday at Mrs. Nesbitt's place.

8 comments:

Tanya said...

I would love that type of festival! Great pictures!

Louis la Vache said...

This looks like great fun!

Small City Scenes said...

What fun. I hope the weather gets better. MB

Chuck Pefley said...

Of course! I'd forgotten about the annual Victorian Festival. Great photos. Looks like you and they had a lot of fun!

Ackworth Born said...

sounds like a right grand do

Jim said...

Neat pictures, its great that your town can embrace history like that. I would love to join the card game.

Lake Lady said...

Worth the wait...thanks! Looking forward to P for Palace,too!

Hilda said...

What a lovely festival! And I think that the Palace Hotel is gorgeous!