The Old Vault

The Old Vault At Mount Vernon

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The Old Vault 1024x767 The Old Vault At Mount VernonAs the sign explains (though the text is prob­ably just a little too small in this photo) this is the old Wash­ington family vault at Mount Vernon. George and Martha Wash­ington along with assorted other family members were interred here until the new tomb (which George Wash­ington had instructed be built) was completed in 1831.

It's certainly not a very imposing monu­ment. But then I suspect Wash­ington wasn't really antic­i­pating the million or so people who visit Mount Vernon each year. In the absence of any really strong feature I tried to bring out the textures in the wooden door and the brickwork.

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