Love of Liberty

Last stop: Visiting Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson

by Jahanshah Javid
Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia, was my last stop before reaching Washington, DC, my final destination, finally! It was a reminder of what a great man he was: unquestionably flawed in his ownership of slaves until the very end, until his death, and yet so influential in the spread of the idea that all are created equal, that liberty and the pursuit of happiness are everyone's inalienable rights.

* Photo essays in this series: Part 1: "Land of the Free"; Part 2: "Liberty Street"; Part 3: "Wild Wild West"; Part 4: "Cowboys & Iranians"; Part 5: "Prisoners of Persia" Part 6: "Taking Jesus by the Horns" Part 7: "Love of Liberty".


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Thanks sseyedian for mentioning Thomas Paine. He's one of my favorite characters. I wrote a paper on him when I was a journalism major at the University of New Mexico.

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None can stand next to Sir Thomas Payne, especially in America

by sseyedian on

America and Mr Payne's compatriots owe a lot to him for what they are and should be ashamed of how he was treated, including Thomas Jefferson.

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Thanks so much... shekamoo :D


Fantastic job!

by pedramx on

khaili safa dareh karhat, man ke hamashono ba deghat negah mikonam. zemnan dar mordeh Carl's Jr kamelan bahat ham aghidam ;)

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by Jahanshah Javid on

Cheers Red Wine! :)

Nooshe Jan

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Thanks :)

by Jahanshah Javid on

Thanks Nazy & vildemose. Glad you enjoyed it.

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یک هم میهنِ با شرف . . .مثلِ همیشه کارِ جالبی‌ را انجام دادید،ما که از دیدنِ عکس‌هایِ شما سیر نمی‌‌شویم.

چند روزی هست که در بروکسل هستیم،جایِ شما را با خوردن چندین شیرینی‌ِ خامه یی و شکلاتِ بلژیکی و نوشیدنِ آبجو یِ بلژیکی حتما خالی‌ خواهیم کرد.

خداوند شما را برایِ ما حفظ نماید.



 Most extremely well-done,

by vildemose on

 Most extremely well-done, the whole enchilada... Turn the whole series into a documentary film.

"There is enough in this world to meet every man's need but not every man's greed." --Gahndi

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I love this!

by Nazy Kaviani on

I love this!

Excellent, excellent storytelling Jahanshah!