Gorgeous Old New Castle, De.

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Do you love historical towns? If you do, rx you will love Old New Castle. It is a lovely quaint little town that sits along the Delaware river, mind and has a fascinating history. In a nutshell, shop it was established in the 1650′s, when the land was bought from the native americans by the Governor of New Netherland, Peter Stuyvesant. Trouble arose when it was discovered that the same land was already sold to Peter Minuet, representing the Swedish crown. In 1663 it became English territory and was given the name New Castle, but in 1674 it was recaptured by the Dutch and the history of this little town continued. If you are like me, and you love old houses and 17th and 18th c. antiques and collectables, you would love it here. I feel fortunate that it is only about fifteen minutes from where I live. Sometimes on a sunny afternoon, I’ll drive over to sit by the river and watch the ships go by. I love to walk along the cobblestone sidewalks, wondering what it was like for the people that lived here so long ago. I love looking in the storefront windows, and always take the time to go inside the antique shops. Today, as Bill and I walked down the center of town, we could hear the firing of the cannons down by the river’s edge, and we had the feeling that we were going back in history. I love looking at the architecture of these lovely homes and envy the people that live in them. As we walked the narrow streets, the sounds of the church bells rang and a young girl sat playing the flute. Each house we visited was charming, I especially love all the old built in cupboards and the gorgeous moldings and mantels. After touring about a dozen homes, we had seen enough, but before leaving, we walked through the old cemetary and read the names of the people that once lived there, all long gone, as though they, and their families had never existed. By now we were ready to head home. We enjoyed our day and we were glad we went. If you are ever in Delaware, be sure to stop by Old New Caste, you will love it there. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you will come again.

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4 Responses to “Gorgeous Old New Castle, De.”

  1. Pam Says:

    This was spectacular Carole! I want to go too!! Pam

  2. Lynda Says:

    I have sent you a teent tiny tag, visit my blogspot to see what its all about.
    Love your pictures and stories, always so interesting.

  3. Lana Says:

    CARole, I loved touring this wonderful place “with you”. I look forward to more trips with you as my guide!
    Take Care & God Bless,
    Lana

  4. Carole Says:

    Thank you Pam, Lynda and Lana, for visiting my blog. I am so glad that you enjoyed hearing about Old New Castle. I so much enjoy taking photos when I am out, knowing that when I return home I can write all about my day on my blog. Reading your comments made me very happy. Thank you so much!

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