I'm a history student from Poland, who is a great fan of old palaces, manor houses, aristocratic mansions. We have plenty of them in Poland and I gather all information I can about them. Visiting those places is always a breathtaking experience.
I must admit that Monticello also looks amazing on photos, and I wish to visit it one day. Additional advantage that raises in my eyes the attractiveness of this place is the original tenant of the place, who was an who was a prominent historical figure.
Recently I'm into history of <a href="http://www.pneumatig.eu">sprężarki</a> and other mechanical equippement. XIX century was fantastic in terms of technical innvocation.
First photo from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Flickr Pool has some amazing colours, but I guess its edited...