Saturday, May 19, 2007


roman pantheon

Rotunda - Uva

University of Virginia seemed like a small town by itself. the buildings are short and spread out, seperated by vast endless greens- almost like a garden city. walking from one building to another seems to be enough excersise. it was designed by thomas jefferson, who was inspired by the roman architecture. In his words the experience of the college should be like a 'academic village'. the roman influence could be seen in a few buildings like -the Rotunda- library building at the head of the garden. the buildings were all inset with a colonaded pathway all around. over all it was a pleasant place straight out of history, with changed use.

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