Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Trip Experience to Monticello and Fallingwater

The experience of this trip was very enlightening and came at perfect timing.  I was very inspired by both of the houses we toured.  The first house was the home of one of our most historic presidents Thomas Jefferson.  The name of his house is Monticello.  Mr. Jefferson was very intelligent and a talented man.  He constantly kept Monticello under renovation, and is quoted as saying "...architecture is my delight, and putting up, and pulling down, one of my favourite amusements."  This can be seen throughout touring the Monticello home, full of original artwork and inventions.  The next house we toured and my personal favorite between the two was Fallingwater, located at Bear Run, PA.  Fallingwater was originally a home that was designed for the famous Kauffman family.  They needed a new vacation home and employed architect Frank Lloyd Wright to do the job.  Mr. Wright delivered to them something new to the architectural scene and is now held as one of the most recognized and toured homes of the nation.  Upon arrival to Fallingwater it is out in the woods out of site from the main road.  It is a building that is very in touch with nature and blends in with its landscape like it is apart of it.  The home is constructed over a beautful waterfall and is comparable to dresser drawers located in the mountain sliding out at different distances. 

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