Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mayventure 2013's been a while...let's just ignore that fact. I've just got back from a 3 week trip to a few new (for me) places in the US and have narrowed down my favourite 300 or so pictures...

Step 1 - Chicago.

Oak Park - Frank Lloyd Wright houses. For anyone unfamiliar with FLW he is basically the greatest American architect and was a mad, egotistical genius. His very early career started in Chicago working for Louis Sullivan (credited as being the 'inventor' of the modern skyscraper) and then on his own. Also in Oak Park is the well-known 'Unity Temple' a church building in a different style to his domestic scale, early period work. Later on I visited his most famous work 'Fallingwater' in Pennsylvania.

 Frank Thomas House 1901

 Peter A Beachy House 1906

 Hills-DeCaro house 1896/1906

Arthur B Heurtley House 1902

 Nathan G Moore House 1895/1923

 Rober P Parker House 1892

 Thomas H Gale House 1892

 Walter H Gale House 1893

 Laura Gale House 1906

  Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio 1889/1898

Studio interior


  1. Beautiful pictures. The houses look amazing I specially like that vaulted ceiling room! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your trip :-) xoxo

  2. Hmm, I'm wondering if this is the case of "Yes, it's very artistic, and the architect is clearly gifted, but would you actually live in it"? :-) Good to hear you're still in one piece.

    1. Mr and Mrs Wright and their 6 kids found it ok...well until FLW ran off with his mistress!

  3. Trust these fired up the architect in you. The C.P.Wight house at 3 Manna Gum Close compares well.
    From your greatest fan!

  4. Wow wow wee wow... great shots Chris... incredible architecture and easy to see his importance in so much that followed