Maison Carrée in Nîmes on a beautiful, clear day

I took this picture of the Maison Carrée in Nîmes, France, in 2004, during my late-summer European tour. As you can see, it was a beautiful, clear day when I visited Nîmes.

Maison Carrée, Nîmes, France
Maison Carrée, Nîmes, France

I lived in Richmond, Virginia, for many years. One of my favorite evening walks in the city included a stroll by the Virginia State Capitol building, which was designed by Thomas Jefferson and modeled after the Maison Carrée in Nîmes. When I finally visited the ancient Roman temple, it felt quite familiar.

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