Monday, February 21, 2011

WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY OR PRESIDENTS DAY A VISIT TO MONTICELLO

 

Quick tour of Monticello for Presidents Day

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“Situated on a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello, a 5,000-acre plantation, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Monticello is the only historic house in the U.S. on the United Nations' World Heritage List.” CLICK to start planning your visit

The following is a series of photos from our 2010 visit to Charlottesville Virginia and Monticello. Linda and I really enjoyed our visit and |I in particular enjoyed the gardens

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Thomas Jefferson

“In the thick of party conflict in 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a private letter, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."This powerful advocate of liberty was born in 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia, inheriting from his father, a planter and surveyor, some 5,000 acres of land, and from his mother, a Randolph, high social standing. He studied at the College of William and Mary, then read law. In 1772 he married Martha Wayles Skelton, a widow, and took her to live in his partly constructed mountaintop home, Monticello.” CLICK to read more

DSC_0164 MULBERRY ROW is a 1000 foot road which was the center of plantation activity from 1770’s til 1826 and was lined with the dependencies necessary to supply the plantation.

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A few more photos of the main building:

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And the inside (from postcards) NO photos allowed inside

DSC_0196  Getting ready to take the tour. We had a very knowledgeable docent

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Next, we will head back outside,kitchen,cellars,ice storage,and wine.

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The kitchen was among the best equipped in Virginia. While serving as U.S. Minister to France, Jefferson purchased a large number of cooking utensils for his residence in Paris. CLICK to read more

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I’ll end this post with a beautiful outside view

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Tom&JoeTodd Appreciate you stopping by. If you are interested in history and like to travel a visit to MONTICELLO IS A MUST

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14 comments:

ladyfi said...

What an amazingly lovely place! Thanks for taking us on this great tour.

Sally in WA said...

Nice tour of Monticello. I'm listening to a bio of Jefferson right now! Good companion piece.

EG Wow said...

What a great place to visit! I love visiting heritage properties and homes.

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous post for the day, Joe! I'm a great admirer of Thomas Jefferson and have long wanted to visit Monticello! Your photos and post are the next best things! Thank you for a wonderful tour! Looks like an incredible trip! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

It is a great place to visit! Thanks for the tour and your photos are wonderful, Joe.

June said...

I have been there a couple of times and it is so beautiful. What a brain the man had! I remember the diningroom doors, with the chain that worked under to floor, so that both doors opened at once.
Just a beautiful, beautiful, and surprisingly not huge place.

June said...

...of course, that would be "...under THE floor..." or maybe "...IN THE floor..."
[sigh...winter brain...]

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great refresher tour -- your pictures are fabulous and your talent makes me jealous ;>)... thanks for sharing. We loved our tour of Monticello last summer..

And welcome back.

Sharkbytes said...

Hi Joe- I was there in 1965. Thanks for the tour.

antigoni said...

Amazing photos, great post. Thanks for the tour.

Walk in New York said...

tres beau post, tres precis et de tres belles photos, c'est un magnifique batiment

Remember, Every Friday, The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

HI Joe. What a wonderful place to visit. I have always wanted to. Maybe someday yet.I am anxious to get those seeds started you sent.LOL! Also wanting to get in more walks. You know I just do not like winter at all. LOL!

Tony Letts said...

wonderful looking place - welcome back Joe

Míriam Luiza said...

Que é isso? O paraíso? Que lugar maravilhoso! Me senti passeando por aí.