Crinkle-crankle wall at University of Virginia was inspired by gardens Jefferson saw in England. File:Serpentine wall.jpg

Crinkle-crankle wall at University of Virginia was inspired by gardens Jefferson saw in England. File:Serpentine wall.jpg

Serpentine walls in the Gardens of UVA - so beautiful.  I walked in the UVA gardens so many times as a student there.

Serpentine walls in the Gardens of UVA - so beautiful. I walked in the UVA gardens so many times as a student there.

The Serpentine Walls at the University of Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson in the late 18th C.

The Serpentine Walls at the University of Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson in the late 18th C.

Serpentine walls surrounding the many gardens at the University of Virginia - by Thomas Jefferson

Serpentine walls surrounding the many gardens at the University of Virginia - by Thomas Jefferson

Vintage postcard from 1952 of a serpentine wall. According to the article: "Jefferson realized that by building a wall that curves, one uses 25% fewer bricks as compared to a straight wall. The curved wall can support itself while being only one brick thick instead of two."

Vintage postcard from 1952 of a serpentine wall. According to the article: "Jefferson realized that by building a wall that curves, one uses 25% fewer bricks as compared to a straight wall. The curved wall can support itself while being only one brick thick instead of two."

Colonnade at the University of Virginia - by Thomas Jefferson - Gorgeous

Colonnade at the University of Virginia - by Thomas Jefferson - Gorgeous

Serpentine Handmade Brick Garden Wall in Historic District of Salisbury, NC.

Serpentine Handmade Brick Garden Wall in Historic District of Salisbury, NC.

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