Monticello - 2010
After the Memorial Service in Logansport, we left the following Day for Indianapolis so Meg could catch a connecting flight for San Francisco. We were actually able to get out of Indianapolis earlier than expected. Dave and Janie had decided to come out for a Virginia - DC visit which they hadn't done for some time. We had planned on taking two days to drive back to our house but it was still early as we approached our planned destination for the day. Janie and Bobbie made a joint decision to keep going and we kept going until we reached Ashburn, VA. Their first day here was an R and R Day after the long drive from Indiana. David wanted to see Monticello so we got up and headed out for Charlottesville.
Once we arrived at the Visitor's Center - We decided a little nourishment was in order before we started exploring the grounds of the plantation.
Then We Were Ready For the Tour To Begin
Bruce and Bobbie
Bruce and Bobbie
David and Janie
Bruce waiting for our turn to enter the house.
This clock was devised by Thomas Jefferson to tell the day of the week and the hour of the day. It worked in a pulley system.
Sun Dial - Tom had a definite interest in time.
David helping his brother into the mansion. They didn't allow pictures to be taken inside the house so you would spend more money in the gift shop. In the Entrance Foyer you could see the pulley apparatus that operated Jefferson'a Clock. We were then taken through the library with many volumes restored to it. From there we entered Mr. Jefferson's office with another Jefferson invention - his copying machine. It was a mechanical device that would imprint each letter and word initiated through the motion of the human operator.
This is the lower level where Monticello's servants/slaves performed their assigned duties for the comfort of the gentry iving above in comfort.
Jefferson also invented a dumb waiter to send bottles of wine up to the dining room while he was entertaining.
This Was the Working Area of the Mansion
The Foyer Clock Operated with Items Rising Up from the Basement
Back Outside - The Rear or Back of Monticello
This is the View of Monticello on a US Nickle
This Familar Place - A Favorite for Photographs
Janie, Bruce, and David
Scenes from around the Grounds of Monticello
The Jefferson Cemetery
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