Travel: Our Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
While in Arizona we got the chance to experience many new things. One of those experiences included a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and school Taliesin West in Scottsdale AZ. If you aren’t familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright he is probably if not one of the greatest architects of our time. Frank has created some of the world’s most famous structures. I live in Oak Park, IL. where he also had a home, so you can see why I’m kind of obsessed with his work. “Oak Park, Illinois is home to the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings and houses, with 25 structures built between 1889 and 1913.” I’ve visited his structures in Oak Park many times, so I thought it would only be right to see some of his work while in Scottsdale, AZ.
Here’s a little more information about Taliesin West: “Taliesin West is a national historic landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale, AZ. It is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Wright’s beloved winter home and the bustling headquarters of the Taliesin Fellowship, Taliesin West was established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years into a utopian world unto itself. Deeply connected to the desert from which it was forged, Taliesin West possesses an almost prehistoric grandeur. It was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations A lively community, Taliesin West is open to the public and offers a broad range of tours. Come experience the place that Wright called “the top of the world.”
Check out some of the images we captured below…
It’s amazing how much time and effort was put into Taliesin West. While, I won’t give away the complete history, I will tell you it was probably one of the best tours I had ever been on. We got to learn so much more about Frank Lloyd Wright and how Taliesin West came to be. We learned so much about his past, his wives, and his travels around the world. If you are ever in Scottsdale, AZ and love architecture, I definitely recommend that you go on the Frank Lloyd Wright tour. To get more information about the property and foundation go here.