Virginia State Capitol
— Our recent trip to Richmond wasn’t just about French films. We also spent some time sightseeing and making an additional French connection. Here we’re on the lawn of the Virginia State Capitol, which was a short walk from our hotel. The seat of Virginia’s legislature, the building was designed by Thomas Jefferson, who modeled it after the Maison Carrée in Nîmes, France. The wings on the left and right were added later and now house the Senate and House of Delegates chambers.