Thomas Jefferson’s Houses and Gardens [TJ’s Houses and Gardens] Copyright 2007 Katherine Neville Please contact Katherine Neville for permission to quote from this article. All photos: Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey archive, unless noted otherwise. From: Katherine Neville To: Lynn Beebe, President and Travis McDonald, Historian of Poplar Forest May, 2007 Dear Lynn a
written July 4, 2010 (Katherine Neville’s July 4th Newsletter) “THE SACRED ARCHITECTURE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON” “Let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.” -Thomas Jefferson, July 4, 1826 On July 4, 1826–a date that, coincidentally, also marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
A memorable way to spend my birthday! April 4th private tour for 50 guests, of the legendary Smithsonian Castle: my fellow author and fellow board member of the Smithsonian Libraries, Steve Berry, led a guided tour of hidden locales in the Castle.
After my arrival at le Chateau in Brittany, France… I soon found these fantastic menhirs, nearby to the Chateau, in Carnac. (Menhir – from the Brittonic languages – ‘maen’ or ‘men’ meaning stone and ‘hir’ or ‘hîr’ meaning long) And then journeyed to Lagatyar, north of Carnac, for even ‘longer’ stones and a small dolmen. These stones were er