Monticello

I really have enjoyed living in Virginia. It is the most beautiful place that I have lived, and I love all of the history that surrounds me. Within an hour of our apartment we have 3 president’s houses, as well as Patrick Henry’s estate. We have Appomattox Courthouse, where Lee surrendered to Grant, and many civil war sites. Lynchburg itself dates from colonial days, and we are only an hour from Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.

I have been to Monticello two times. It was Thomas Jefferson’s main home. (His vacation home is in Lynchburg.) It has been restored and is beautiful, and interesting. I really enjoy visiting there, and find the way Jefferson lived, and invented things, to be fascinating.

This is a dramatic picture of his home. The dark clouds emphasize the light reflecting off of the dome. What an interesting place!

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Comments on Monticello

June 23, 2010

Sarah @ 8:56 am #

This makes me want to visit! I like the dramatic sky.