Tour around Monticello, University of Virginia

15:22, May 24, 2011      

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Photo taken on May 13, 2011 shows Monticello in Charlottesville, the United States. 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" (1817-1826), 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. UNESCO listed Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville as a World Heritage Site in 1987. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)


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Source: Xinhua

 
 
     
 
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