I arrived in Charlottesville, Virgina a couple of days ago. The cold weather in New York kept me in bed with a violent cold the first couple of days … 🙁 Eventually I was able to pick up my camera though and go for a walk in this beautiful town. The part I didn’t visit was the mountainous landscape outside Charlottesville, but I hope I’ll be able to do so another time.
I start with the view from my hotel room – not a stunning view, but if you look at the reposted picture from my room in New York you’ll get the picture. This place is very different from Manhattan …
Charlottesville is right in the centre of where the US of A were created. Three of the first American presidents; Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison lived here. The famous Thomas Jefferson actually was responsible for building a significant part of the university.
Here are some shots from the historic downtown of Charlottesville:
My last picture from Charlottesville is a presentation of the local wine we were served at the conference reception. I found it to be a very pleasant experience. Thegoodwineguru.com has this description: “A very mellow Cabernet Franc, nice and smooth with aromas of fresh cedar and blackberry. Leading with smoke and roasted fennel seed flavors, this wine finishes with oak and hints of ripe olive”. My description would be “young and fresh” 🙂