Two Views

Wandering through the corridor that traverses the basement of Mr. Jefferson’s Monticello, the ground level Palladian windows provide an external view of the grounds and aide in dressing up something wholly functional…the windows are part of how we are intended to see this place, but they simultaneously cast light on the hidden foundation walls, yielding a starkly textured perspective of an internal view…black shadows and whitewashed stone, unadorned but meaningful…a ghostly view of a formal architectural detail. Charlottesville, Virginia.

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