16 Nov


We’ve had a string of visitors since we’ve moved here: my mom in July, my dad in October, my Mother, Brother, and Sister in Law in early November, and my mom and Step Dad are here right now (we’re looking forward to two more visitors in January too). With all these people, we’ve been exploring the city but have been too busy to blog about it. So, here’s a collection of Thomas Jefferson inspired photos from our explorations of the University of Virginia and Monticello, both of which he designed.

UVA serpentine wall
I love these serpentine walls. Very Jeffersonian. He has enamored of this type of wall because it was economical to build being only one brick thick, but very stable because of the undulating shape. There’s a house on the way downtown that has a stone version of this which I absolutely love.

UVA Pavilions
UVA student dorm rooms and “pavilion” office/residences.

UVA Rotunda
Outside the UVA Rotunda.

UVA Rotunda
Inside the Rotunda at UVA.

Jefferson’s home, Monticello.

More Monticello.