Kentuck Knob, also known as the Hagan House, is a residence designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in rural Stewart Township near the village of Chalk Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA, 45 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.This is the second most important and interesting of the three Frank Lloyd Wright sites located here. It is a private home that you can visit but there are no photographs allowed of the interior of this house. The home is well maintained and the architecture and design are amazing. The interior is as beautiful and interesting as the exterior and I wish I had been able to photograph it.
In early November 2016 we made a long weekend trip to Falling Water in southwestern Pennsylvania with our friends Ricki and Bob Sellner to experience Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water and several of his other homes that are located in the same area.
Fallingwater is a house built between 1936 and 1939 over a waterfall in southwest Pennsylvania. Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.
The photographs are shown here as we saw them on our extended photo tour of Falling water. You can learn more about Falling Water at their website: http://www.fallingwater.org/
San Francisco de Asis Mission Church was built between 1772 and 1816. It is located on the plaza in Ranchos de Taos, itself a historic district named Ranchos de Taos Plaza, about four miles southwest of the town of Taos, New Mexico. Construction on the church began around 1772 and was completed in 1815 by Franciscan Fathers. Its patron is Saint Francis of Assisi. The church is made of adobe as are many of the Spanish missions in New Mexico. It is located a few miles south of Taos Pueblo and is one of the most painted and photographed buildings in the United States. It was the subject of four paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe,and photographs by Ansel Adams, Paul Strand and Ned Scott. Georgia O'Keeffe described it as, "one of the most beautiful buildings left in the United States by the early Spaniards." It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970, and is also designated as a World Heritage church.
Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
Callejón de Hamel is a city block in Havana Centro, dedicated to the preservation and expression of Afro-Cuban culture. The entire block is covered in bright abstract murals and sculptures, many made from everyday objects like bathtubs and hubcaps by Salvador González Escalona. Sunday afternoons the place really heats up with dancing, Afro-Cuban music (Santeria), art and dance.