New Castle, Delaware
Awesome architecture and a great tour at the Court House Museum.
I had a great time looking around the streets of New Castle, Delaware. The town is ripe and juicy with history, and the architecture is fabulous. I went to city hall, and they suggested that I start with the Court House Museum. I walked over and was privileged to receive a tour from David P. Price. I was the only tourist in the building at the time, so I received a private tour!
Mr. Price was a fantastic guide. He gave large quantities of information about the colonial history of the Court House, the founding of our nation, and the state of Delaware. He explained how the English court system worked at the time, and gave details about the societal implications of the operation of such a system. He also gave a thorough overview of the nature of slavery in Delaware and the bravery of people who assisted the slaves on the underground railroad.
I appreciate a good guide to history. I particularly enjoy it when the guide is witty, passionate, and possesses excellent narrative timing. I hope to come back to New Castle and look around further when I have time.
Besides the Court House Museum I have a few other photos of New Castle. As you can probably tell, I really like cobblestone, brick, and wrought iron. Click on the thumbnails for a larger image.