Some photos are interesting because they make you use your imagination to fill in missing information. In the photo above, you have to use your imagination to fill in information about the colonial town to understand the scene.
In 1776 the British burned the town, but it had already been deserted the year before due to fears of an invasion. These stone foundations are all that remain of the houses from the original village. Fortunately, the historic site does a good job of providing information about the town, and after visiting Tryon Palace / New Bern I felt I could fill in the blanks and imagine life back then.
On this photo I spent quite a bit time cropping and adjusting colors, contrast and warmth. I added a subtle vignette in beige and finished with a border in beige and brown.