My friend Jim Nash is a docent at the Westcott House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located here in Springfield, Ohio. I visited the house on Sunday camera in hand. There was a heavy snow fall going on outside, so we pretty much had the house to ourselves. I love Wright designs with their clean horizontal lines and rectangular geometries.
However, every time I visit a Wright home, I think about the fact that the man had to make concessions to design elements that don't fit his style, such as these heavily ornate heating registers. The same is true of many other elements like sinks and faucets, stoves, etc. Poor man probably had nightmares about all of this victorian era objects in his revolutionary designed homes. Maybe that's why he had a reputation for being difficult.
My cats love windows and they like that spot on the floor created by sunshine coming through the windows. This makes them normal cats. And to tell you the truth, I think that if I were a cat, I'd like that spot on the floor as well. The problem is that as the sun moves, so does that spot. I would have to constantly get up and move to the new spot. Because, well you know, I would be a big cat and I wouldn't have much spot to spare. Just saying.
|Schoolhouse on the Ohio back roads.|
This early one room schoolhouse was found one Saturday morning as I desperately searched for a break in the clouds. I really wanted to capture a farmscape. However, I'm very happy I found the school instead. We have a lot of these schools here in Ohio. Usually they've been converted into a small home, are being used as a storage building, or are just falling down. This is the first example that I have seen withe the belfry still in place. It might be crooked, but it's still there.
No windows, it must have been dark and oppressive inside. Still, I am certain that many thousands of children received a solid, no frills, education while attending here.
Have a great Saturday.
Today'simage is of the main concourse located at Cincinnati's Museum Center, an art deco train station dating from the early 1930s. Architecture is a subject that I find fascinating, especially buildings such as this one with wonderful design and history combined into one location. Being such a fan, I have to admit that I am very uneducated ont he subject. I am a fan will little to back up my fascination. I just like what I see and every once in a while, I learn something along the way. this is definitely a case of just likeing something and not feeling the need to understand why.
I think this is the second post in a row where I am coming off as a typical male. Maybe I need to look into this.