Virginia: A Photographic Tourby Carol M. Highsmith
A land of serenely bucolic landscapes, of fox hunts, debutante cotillions, peaceful plantations, and stately historic
Virginia, the "Old Dominion" state, is at once timeless and strikingly contemporary. Birthplace of eight of America's presidents and home to an impressive array of ultra-modern industries, Virginia is a land of endless variety, beauty, and charm.
A land of serenely bucolic landscapes, of fox hunts, debutante cotillions, peaceful plantations, and stately historic tours, Virginia also dazzles with its diversity. Where else can one leave the glistening strand of Virginia Beach for the aerie splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains? What other state boasts both legendary Jamestown - site of England's first permanent colony in the New World - and rustic Chincoteague Island, second home to wild ponies descended from horses that swam to safety after a Spanish galleon sank? Indeed, Virginia is the site of many of America's most famous cultural landmarks and homes. From Colonial Williamsburg to Yorktown, Appomattox Court House to the sober National Cemetery at Arlington; from Washington's gracefully proportioned Mount Vernon to Jefferson's classically beautiful Monticello to the humble and immensely moving birthplace of Booker T. Washington - Virginia: A Photographic Tour, a marvelous portrait in words and pictures, perfectly captures the many glories of this historic state.
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