I visited the Blue Ridge Parkway again this weekend. It's one of the earlier projects designed by landscape architects in my home state, and I've always loved it. Landscape architects were part of the design team from the beginning in 1933 - see this article from the ASLA for more history about the project. I love the simple elegance of the roadway weaving through the mountain ridges, detailed here and there with local stone walls and wooden fences. The Blue Ridge Parkway exemplifies one of my favorite design approaches: the constructed design is the frame and the majesty nature is the artwork.