Steve and I visit the Hotel Jefferson every year at Christmas.
A mood setter for sure.
Beautiful frosty lit fountain with alligator escaping to greet at entrance.
As I posted in earlier posts of our visit to the Jefferson, the story of the alligators'.
Richmond's and hotel guests donated pet alligator's to the hotel where they lived in the Palm courts marble pools. The last of the gators "Old Pompey" in 1948, died.
A glance up before venturing in
The Jefferson was elected in 1969 to the National Register of Historic places
and it's beaux arts style architecture is considered to be among the finest examples in existence
A close up of "Old Pompey". He lies at the foot of the arbor with wrought iron Victorian bench surrounded by festive Christmas decor.
You can see him in the distance next to the arbor
dripping crystal garland
Thomas Jefferson in the distance
Elegantly dressed mirror with cascading red velvet ribbons with velvet covered boxes at the base
Edward V Valentine, a Richmond sculptor created the life-size image from Carrera marble.
Clothing actually worn by Jefferson was borrowed by Valentine in which he copied for the sculpture.