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Photography Monday: Mount Vernon

On our last trip to Washington, D.C., we visited Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home for more than 40 years.  It is located about 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. with the plantation situated along the Potomac River in Northern Virginia.

A magnificent mansion overlooking the Potomac River

A magnificent mansion overlooking the Potomac River

A glimpse of the glistening Potomac River

A glimpse of the glistening Potomac River

A curved colonnade that provides architectural interest

A curved colonnade that provides architectural interest

The plainer courtyard entrance to Mount Vernon

The plainer courtyard entrance to Mount Vernon

A display of kitchen tools

A display of kitchen tools

A rusty old lock on of the of the out buildings on the estate

A rusty old lock on one of the out buildings on the plantation

George Washington’s plantation offers you a chance to understand America’s first hero and the fascinating world in which he lived.  We must thank the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, who had the vision to purchase the nearly empty mansion in 1858 and lovingly restore it to what we see today.  For more information about Mount Vernon, please visit this site.

Next week, I will share photos of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

*Tina

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4 thoughts on “Photography Monday: Mount Vernon

  1. edegies on said:

    Love the old lock!

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