Monday, March 15, 2010

My World Tuesday = President Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

My World Tuesday = President Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Thomas Jefferson designed Monticello atop a hill overlooking the Charlottesville, VA area.


He later designed the original grounds of the University of Virginia and could view it


from atop his mountain estate at Monticello.


Above is the visitor's guide we received in 2006 when we showed our


good friends Sandra and Gene Jefferson's home.


It was a warm fall day and the leaves had turned so it was a perfect day to visit Monticello.



The main house has dependencies extending on each side.


You can stand on the roof of the long dependencies and see the University of Virginia in the distance.



And here is where President Thomas Jefferson is buried.


Relatives that can prove they are closely related can also be buried here.



The vegetable gardens at Monticello.


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4 comments:

J Bar said...

Very interesting to see. Thanks for the tour.
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Sylvia K said...

Great post and photos for the day! I've always wanted to visit there! This is the next best thing! Thanks for sharing the fun! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Denise said...

Great post Joann. We were up that way a couple of years ago but it was the height of summer and the lines were two hours long. Hope to go again one of these days.

毅力 said...

三分之一的人生,可以決定另外三分之二的人生!!共勉哦! ....................................................