Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Also, 'knitted handkerchief' is one of the categories. Do people knit handkerchiefs??? ew.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I'm not really a modern art fan, but this was one of the pieces I did like at Kentuck Knob. The Red Army by Ray Smith is made up of hundreds and hundreds of silhouettes of people all lined up in a field, their arms raised in celebration? or terror?
Kentuck Knob is currently owned by Lord Palumbo of the British House of Lords. He has added bits of Britain to the property, as well as a modern art sculpture garden throughout the meadows of the property.
He has a British phone booth near the visitor center, but then on the sculpture walk you suddenly come upon these three booths perched in a field. I loved it, as well as the thought of not one but three people walking through a meadow and suddenly needing to make a call at the same time! :-)
A view of the side of the house off into the trees. Look at the moulding and carvings under the eaves, it goes all around the house along with the beautiful carvings over the windows.
Kentuck Knob was completed in 1956 when Frank Lloyd Wright was 86, it was one of his last completed homes.
Here's another view of Fallingwater... that staircase going down into the water actually goes all the way up into the living room! It has this whole cantilever design thing going on, where it seems not to even be supported. As he frequently did, he wanted the house to be part of the surroundings. "Frank Lloyd Wright told them that he wanted them to live with the waterfalls, to make them part of their everyday life, and not just to look at them now and then."
I spent Memorial Day Weekend with friends in Pittsburgh, the next few posts will be some of my favorite shots of the weekend. I love Frank Lloyd Wright, along with most of the Arts & Crafts and similar design movements. Over the weekend we toured two Frank Lloyd Wright houses, bringing my total so far up to three.
Fallingwater is located in Mill Run, PA and was built for the Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh (department stores) between 1936 & 1939. It stretches out over a 30 foot waterfall! Photography isn't allowed inside, so I only have a few outside shots.
updated to add: A note on how the challenge works - it's part "popularity" and part random chance, each vote for your cupcake earns you a spot in the drawing and then a random number is chosen to decide the winner!