Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Room With A View

Can you hear the quiet? This is the view from the Garden Pavilion (shown here) at Monticello. Only a visionary would (in the early 1800's) build a 1-room building in the middle of a garden. The pavilion has full-length windows on all four sides to maximize the view and minimize the elements. It was constructed at the halfway point of the 1,000-foot-long garden terrace and provides unobstructed views of Jefferson's 8-acres of orchards, berry plots and vineyards. He built a room with a view. I want one.


Jim said...

Did you really intend to create a link to the movie "A Room With A View?" We have seen the movie and we really enjoyed it. The reference reminded me of another room with a view. One that sits on the mountain top where Chilkoot Trail crosses from Alaska into Canada. We experienced it on a beautiful clear day, and the views were spectacular. Thanks for the memories.

Anne Reeves said...

Yes, Jim, I love that movie and want to encourage people to see it who have not had the chance yet. I am so glad that you are enjoying my blog. You are so very welcome! Anne