USA - Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

"Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, was also a talented architect of neoclassical buildings. He designed Monticello (1769–1809), his plantation home, and his ideal 'academical village' (1817–26), which is still the heart of the University of Virginia. Jefferson's use of an architectural vocabulary based upon classical antiquity symbolizes both the aspirations of the new American republic as the inheritor of European tradition and the cultural experimentation that could be expected as the country matured." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - University of Virginia
The University of Virginia's Rotunda was built as Thomas Jefferson's center of academical village, modelled after the Pantheon n Rome and completed in 1826 at a cost of nearly $60,000. Thanks to Megan of USA.





Postcard 2 - Monticello
With this postcard, I completed all the twenty USA UNESCO World Heritage sites as of 2009. A moment to ponder and celebrate. View of Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia is the the home of American President Thomas Jefferson and is an elegant and classic example of early American architecture. Thanks to "genigirl" of USA.





Postcard 3 - Monticello
What a beautiful autumn glow postcard of Monticello - the home of Thomas Jefferson. Thanks to Cottonwood of Idaho, USA who was visiting Virginia.




Postcard 4 - Monticello in winter
Winter view of Monticello. Thanks to Kristen of USA.


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