"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky"
-Guatama Siddharta

Over and under and up and down...sunshine and thunder...a laugh and a frown!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fallingwater

8/19/11

So I ventured about an hour and a half outside of Pittsburgh today to Mill Run, PA...definitely worth the drive! Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater is a sight to be seen. The organic architecture is amazing. Breathtaking really. The home was literally built into a mountainside with a good portion of it hanging over a waterfall (much to the initial dismay of the original homeowners who had envisioned a home with a beautiful view of a waterfall). FLW's vision was very different, he wanted the home to be an entire experience of nature and that is exactly what you get when you walk through the home. There are elements of the outdoors throughout the home. It defies many of the "rules" of the architecture of it's time. I highly recommend a visit for anyone who is traveling to the area!

To get there from Pittsburgh you definitely drive through some sleepy little towns, and you almost think that it's impossible that your journey will end in an amazing piece of architecture...but it most definitely does!

I also passed some amazing little outdoor adventure places and lots of put ins for rafting and whitewater kayaking...wish I had mine with me :(

2 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to go white water rafting at Ohiopyle sometime! Fallingwater IS amazing...Glad you had a chance to check it out!

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  2. The rafting/kayaking around there looked really fun, when I'm back I definitely want to go!

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