FALLINGWATER

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Have you ever taken a trip or visited a place, and all the elements converged to make it a beautiful experience?  It has happened a couple times for me, and one of those was a trip I took to see Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic piece of architecture in western PA.  I thought about that visit this morning as I was driving into work and the trees are doing that progression from green to bright yellow, because on my first visit to Fallingwater all the trees had turned to those gorgeous hues of yellows, oranges, and reds.  It was just SO beautiful.  Some how we just managed to time our visit perfectly.  So there I am on a beautiful fall day, leaves vibrant, good friends, and experiencing design history.  It just doesn’t get any better then that!  Going to school for design, they of course spoke about Fallingwater more than a few times.  It didn’t disappoint.  Completed in 1939 it is both very modern and melds perfectly with the natural surroundings.  SCALED PLANS.  Some of the interior rooms felt smaller then I thought they would and there were low ceilings.  But there was so much I loved too.  The corner windows, the use of wood and stone for the interior surfaces, and the stream line effect of all the horizontal lines.  Besides just talking about a great piece of architecture, I mostly wanted to tell anyone who hasn’t been there, that is it worth a visit…and if you can GO WHEN THE LEAVES ARE CHANGING!

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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