Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Photography is only minimally allowed at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, his winter house in Arizona, so most of these photos are just exterior shots. It seems to be a form of sacrilege to admit to not being a fan of FLW’s work, but I’ve never been as impressed by him as others are and Taliesin West provided a good example of why.

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Sedona: Big Sale on Crystals and Energy Vortexes

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Sedona, Arizona.

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Arcosanti, by Paolo Soleri

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Arcosanti, designed by Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri, is an experimental architectural complex perched on the side of a gulch in the Arizona desert, about 70 miles north of Phoenix. Arcosanti was begun in 1970 as a multi-stage project, but it is not—and perhaps may never be—finished.

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Montezuma Castle

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

This place is the inaccurately named “Montezuma Castle,” built circa 700 AD by the Sinagua people (also not the correct name – sin agua means without water and was the name given to them by the Spanish). It lies south of Sedona in Arizona. More on the site here.

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Happy New Year

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Happy 2012 from Arizona, where I am experiencing a family holiday in the desert.

What is happening in this picture? Party or headache?

[Can someone please explain why they do this to the cacti? It seems to have a function. Beyond entertainment.]

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Building around natural features

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

“The natural landscape is as important as the architecture,“ says Edward M. Jones, of Jones Studio in Phoenix, who built a contemporary house in Scottsdale, Arizona, for Tracy and Lou Ann O’Rourke “The boulders have been there for an eternity, and the saguaros are often very old, so you don’t move them just to build a house,“ says Jones.

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