It’s fun sometimes to try to recreate a famous photo, when the opportunity presents itself. I try to get as close as I can to the original - just from memory - without referring to it again. In this case, the Marin County Civic Center by Frank Lloyd Wright, as shot by Ezra Stoller. My photo is the first one, with the extra person in the foreground.
He believed in learning by doing and thus Taliesin West was born. A precursor to what we now refer to as “incubators,” Taliesin West is a true slice of heaven in the Sonoran Desert where the Saguaro cactus grows and where architects come to think, learn, create and construct. Frank Lloyd Wright said “the mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.” His philosophy and his works are some of my favourite and visiting Taliesin at the end of last year was without a doubt a true bucket list trip.