Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Monticello vegetable garden and garden pavilion, USA

USA-35, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Monticello (pronounced /mɑntəˈtʃɛloʊ/), located in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the estate of Thomas Jefferson, the principal author for the United States Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia.
The house, which Jefferson himself designed, was based on the neoclassical principles described in the books of the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. It is situated on the summit of an 850-foot (260 m)-high peak in the Southwest Mountains south of the Rivanna Gap. Its name comes from the Italian "little mountain."


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