20 January 2010

The Front and Rear Views at Jefferson's Poplar Forest Retreat-Windows Views and Doors Too

Here are a few more photographs from Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Retreat. The first is a front view of the octagonal structure, the second the rear or south portico and the third, one of the wing extensions that was under renovation when we visited but, is now complete. The wing extension provided storage, a kitchen, smokehouse and laundry. Enjoy.






I have an intense interest in Thomas Jefferson and add new reading material regularly to my personal library that includes a rather large section devoted solely to him. I am enamored by his gardens, his design aesthetic and his point of view. Over the course of the year, I hope to share with you many bits and pieces of his life that extended well beyond the confines of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

This is my fourth submission for Window Views and Doors Too . Please join in this fab meme hosted by the lovely Mary Tomaselli on Wednesday/Thursday.

13 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

We share a love for a great and complex man! Beautiful shots....

Gaelyn said...

This looks like an unusually shaped structure. Love the arches, doors and windows. Nice captures Erin. Look forward to learning more about Jefferson.

Daryl said...

TJ was an amazing man .. some wonderful shots here Erin!

Stine in Ontario said...

Jefferson sure had a grand house for his time, didn't he? Very nice photos!

ilanadavita said...

Very interesting shots. Thanks for sharing.

ewok1993 said...

Lovely post. I am in love with the second image.

Greetings from stormy California!

Barb said...

The lines of the wing extension are so interesting - really lead the eye through the photo. By the way, Erin, lately I'm sitting on the dock in your Header looking into the water (in my mind, at least!).

Leora said...

This is lovely - and it looks well-kept, too. I have a memory of studying this in American architectural history, which I took in college.

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful house, garden. So green and fruitful.
Sunny greetings from Cairo!

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Lew said...

Jefferson was a remarkably talented man! And we owe him and his compatriots much of our way of life. Great capture of his Popular Forest windows!

Country Girl said...

He was quite the unique man, Jefferson was.

Tabib said...

Nice architecture shots.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Thomas Jefferson had it going on.

I spent 4 years and 3 months up there in his educational village and got to live and breathe his spirit. (Along with spirits in general.)

I've never visited Poplar Forest but am grateful to you for the chance to see it here.

Your photography is phenomenal.