Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Taliesin WestLast weekend I was lucky enough to make it out of wintery CNY for a trip to Phoenix (Arizona, not NY, wise guys) for my brother-in-laws wedding. On the day of the wedding I had some downtime while the girls were off doing their prep stuff; so, I found it the perfect opportunity to duck out for a few hours and check out Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, Taliesin West, with my father-in-law. A family friend in the area had recommended it as something I might find interesting.

I was already somewhat familiar with the site from various books and TV shows covering it, but to see it in person was a real treat even though the weather was cold (by Arizona standards) and rainy. I could totally understand his selection of the site, the views are spectacular; the mountains behind the house, and amazing view across the city in front. I’m not sure how he managed to get any work done while he was there. I would have just sat stared out the window all day long myself.

I did manage to take a bunch of pictures. I’m generally pleased with how they came out. A few of the darker indoor shots were kinda fuzzy, but I guess I can’t really expect too much out of my 8 year old 2.1 megapixel Olympus.

The tour (unfortunately, all access to the site is guided) was a little pricey (we did the 90 minute INSIGHTS version), but I think it was worth it. I also think that if I go back to Phoenix again, I’d like to check out one of the later dusk/night tours. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to upgrade my camera before then.

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