Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Western PA

Three house tours in three days. This past weekend I spent 'camping' with some friends in Western Pennsylvania on the grounds of Fallingwater.
We also visited nearby Kentuck Knob, another Frank Lloyd Wright house, which was totally amazing! Seen here is Cucumber Falls, a really charming waterfall near the two houses.Having roots from the area may bias me, but I think Western Pennsylvania in the fall is the most beautiful place on earth. Above, a charming church in Ohiopyle.
We spent another day exploring my hometown, Pittsburgh: The original Frick mansion, Clayton house and my old stomping grounds while in college.The field behind our house was a meadow filled with wildflowers and views over the surrounding hills. Each night we had these amazing sunsets which I tried to capture here in photographs to no avail.I say 'cabin' loosely, it was actually a house from the 1960s which used to belong to the lawyers of the Kaufmann Family.
Look forward to some posts on these amazing places in the upcoming weeks!


Unknown said...

This IS beautiful! So many places are wonderful in autumn, and the colors and shapes are intriguing. The light is so special at this time of year, very clear.
Make it your most beautiful place on earth, I agree!
Aren't such travels the best?

XX Victoria

Landscape Designer said...

Fallingwater is a masterpiece. House and landscape are ONE.
Lucky you!!
Sandra Jonas

DHD Design Studio said...

It looks so grand, and full of possibilities for renewal and reconnection with the natural world.

House things I like said...

That's a beautiful area. My husband is from Grove City.

I've never understood the name 'Ohiopyle' - but it is gorgeous.

home before dark said...

What a lovely way to go "camping". Autumn is beautiful and you have some wonderful pictures. While I am not at all religious, I do have respect for our country's old churches on the plains. I have a fondness for the simple forms and the optimism it took to build in the wilderness. Glad you had a great weekend and not tents were required!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

snow is falling heavily at the moment, so these beautiful images and the idea of camping are quite appealing!
sounds like you had a most wonderful time ~

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

Such a wonderful weekend you and your merry group had. Would so like to join you sometime. G

Abby said...

Little white chapels with red doors make me go weak in the knees....