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F is for Fallingwater and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Favorite Yellow Ochre, A to Z Challenge 2013

Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright
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Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright, Bear Run, PA. Photo by Wayne Stratz, 2005.

F is for Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Stratoz and I took a trip to see it for our birthdays in July of 2005.  Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings are a mixture of stubbornness, imagination and delight.  A house cantilevered over a stream, practically launched into the water.

Fallingwater Wayne
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Wayne Stratz on the grounds of Fallingwater with a Rhododendron leaf, July 2005. Photo by Margaret Almon.

The tour guide told us that Frank Lloyd Wright used yellow ochre throughout the house, inspired by the color of faded Rhododendron leaves from the grounds.  Stratoz happened to find a leaf, and it matched his shirt perfectly. Perhaps Frank Lloyd Wright would approve.

What buildings have awed you?

More images at my A to Z Challenge Pinterest Board.

Blogging from A to Z April 2013


  1. I love Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs. This one blends with its surroundings in a way that it does not look out of place in this setting despite the clean lines. I enjoyed exploring your blog – beautiful work.

  2. Tracy Moore says:

    Love this house and have been to see it three times over the years. Of course I always have to go Ohiopyle afterward. 🙂 I love Victorian architecture and have always dreamed of having a big old gingerbread with turret and wrap around porch…sigh.

  3. Snowcatcher says:

    That is one fascinating building. Don’t know that I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. Neat about the color of Stratoz’s shirt, too!

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