Three Jefferson Pieces III. “The Rotunda”

Albumleaf 17: June 9, 2010 (New York City)

Thomas Jefferson did not live to see The Rotunda at the University of Virginia completed. Originally the University’s library, The Rotunda consists of three floors, the middle containing three elliptical conference rooms, the top the famous dome room, widely considered to be one of America’s greatest indoor spaces. While today the building is a bustling tourist destination and site for University events, I prefer to imagine it as a space where aspiring Jeffersons earnestly study and drift into utopian daydreams.