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  SAINT LUKE'S CHAPEL, SIMEON
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  • SAINT LUKE'S CHAPEL, SIMEON - Virginia
      SAINT LUKE'S CHAPEL, SIMEON
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  • VINEYARDS, SIMEON - Virginia
      VINEYARDS, SIMEON
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  • BRIX MARKETPLACE, SIMEON - Virginia
      BRIX MARKETPLACE, SIMEON
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  • VINEYARDS, SIMEON - Virginia
      VINEYARDS, SIMEON
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  • MEADOWS AND COWS, SIMEON - Virginia
      MEADOWS AND COWS, SIMEON
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On the way from Charlottesville to Jefferson vineyards I stopped for a while in a settlement called Simeon to visit a church built in 1892 - Saint Luke's Episcopal Chapel. But doors were closed in the late afternoon.

Scenes in Ford's novel Janice Meridith are laid in Simeon. Ive got to know from the sign (picture 3) that there was a house of Jefferson's friend Philip Mazzei in Simeon - it was called Colle. He was Italian surgeon, merchant, and horticulturist. He adapted grape culture to Virginia.

Some 300 yards south of VA-53 and VA-732 crossroads I've found the old Simeon farm store. Now it's BRIX Marketplace, a fantastic place to get lunch, I suppose but I was not hungry. Instead I amazed countryside landscape with vineyards along hills and meadows with pasturing cows.



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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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