Happy Holidays! - The West Lawn at The University of Virginia

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Happy Holidays! - The West Lawn at The University of Virginia 

 

This image, which was provided by the Alumni Association at the University of Virginia, brings back fond memories of my years as a student at The University.  I was there for  undergraduate and law school.  The scene is the West Lawn, facing the Rotunda.  All of this was conceived and designed by Thomas Jefferson.

The cornerstone for the first structure on the West Lawn was laid on October 6, 1817. Jefferson, Madison and Monroe were present.

One of my experiences as a student was a chance to live on the Lawn, at 21 West Lawn which is located on the left side of this photograph.  When you are in Virginia, include a tour of The University in your plans.  You will also want to visit Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello.

By the way, there are several excellent wineries in the area to add some moments of extra pleasure to your visit.

Enjoy the holidays with your camera in hand.

 

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Nina Hollander
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Such a beautiful campus, Roy. I've seen it... unfortunately, I had graduated from college before UVA accepted women as undergrads.

Dec 14, 2018 04:33 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Roy. Beautiful campus, but you drew me in with the wineries. Enjoy your day!

Dec 14, 2018 04:39 AM #2
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Anita Clark
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Happy Friday Roy! I imagine the campus is quite stunning with so much history supporting it. 

Dec 14, 2018 04:49 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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The Lawn in 1856, as etched by J. Serz

The University started with just 196¾ acres in 1817 but had expanded to twice as much space around the time it opened in 1825 to several dozen students and a handful of professors. In contrast to most colleges at the time, Thomas Jefferson designed his University around a library, in the Rotunda, instead of a chapel. The steel engraving above shows the Rotunda and the Lawn in 1856, as etched by J. Serz.

Dec 14, 2018 05:05 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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Using the same perspective as the Serz engraving, Steve Hedberg depicts a broader view of Grounds as it looks today.

The University today encompasses 1,200 acres that straddle the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. This fall, nearly 25,000 students enrolled. This artwork, showing a broader view of Grounds with the same perspective as the Serz engraving, was painted by Virginia Magazine’s creative director, Steve Hedberg.

Dec 14, 2018 05:06 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
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Nina Hollander 

It was 1969 when the first woman enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a first year student. Women have been allowed admission to the graduate and professional schools since 1920. 

Dec 14, 2018 05:13 AM #7
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Scott Godzyk
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I love the history and photos Roy. Snow is pretty when you dnt have to shovel it. Have a good Friday

Dec 14, 2018 05:19 AM #8
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Joan Cox
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Roy, what a pretty photo, and sure wish we could get some REAL snow.  Have only had 2-3" at a time.  

Dec 14, 2018 05:37 AM #9
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Nina Hollander
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Roy Kelley I knew that, Roy, as I graduated from The George Washington University in DC in 1969. I was accepted into UVA's graduate school, but decided to go back to NYC for graduate studies.

Dec 14, 2018 05:44 AM #10
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Roy.  I imagine attending a university that was founded by Thomas Jefferson is very humbling.

Dec 14, 2018 05:52 AM #11
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Brian England
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That is a great scene, but definitely looks to be way too cold for me.  I hope that your Friday will be enjoyed!

Dec 14, 2018 06:13 AM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Roy,

What a beautiful campus you had during your college years.  Wishing you and Chef a wonderful weekend. A

Dec 14, 2018 07:40 AM #14
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Roy Kelley
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Campus is not the word usually used at UVA. They call it 'the grounds'.

Dec 14, 2018 08:30 AM #15
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Maria Sapio
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Such a beautiful campus - and such fond memories for you.  Thank you for sharing.

Dec 14, 2018 10:30 AM #17
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Roy Kelley
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Second-year student Devin Lucas used pen and ink to create this drawing of the Rotunda.

Dec 14, 2018 02:09 PM #19
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Roy Kelley
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Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Dec 17, 2018 03:39 AM #20
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Roy Kelley
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Make it a habit to post a reblog every day. It is an easy way to pay it forward.

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