I’ve been off the grid for a number of weeks and now I’m going to attempt to get back to posting some of our travel photos. Before I do, however, I want to add that I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and now we are all looking forward to a New Year!
The wife and I traveled to the Phoenix area in October and as you might expect, we took over a 1,200 photos. In this first Phoenix Area Blog, I am posting some of my favorite images from the grounds, house and sculptures of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West located in Scottsdale, AZ. If you are interested at all in Frank Lloyd Wright and/or architecture, I would encourage you to go on line and purchase, in advance, a ticket to tour this property. We took the more expensive, 3 hour tour as opposed to the standard tour. Consequently we saw much of the property that is not included in the basic tour. It was great to say the least. All pictures in the slide show are from the property and pretty much restored to it original 1937 design with a few exceptions. The property was Wright’s winter home and (architectural) school beginning in 1937 until his death in 1959. The school is still in operation. The older white haired gentleman in one of the photos in the family room was an architectural student of Wright’s and he is now an instructor who lives on the property. He gave us a very insightful talk about Wright and the property. Enjoy . . .