Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright, Cactus, and Light

Scottsdale and Arizona have a lot of wonderful Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and architectural details. This is a photo of the Frank Lloyd Wright spire located at the southeast corner of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Scottsdale Road at the Scottsdale Promenade Shopping Center.   

The colors of the lights with the silhouette of the agaves and the Frank Lloyd Wright angles and perspectives combined for what I thought was a magical photo.  I took many photos but none were as great as this very last one I took.  

The spire was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1950s for a state capitol complex at Papago Park that did not materialize.  The plans sat in a drawer until the spire was built in 2004.  It has teal and blue translucent panels and cost approximately one million dollars to build.  The spire is approximately 125 feet high and weighs about 40 tons.  

I will take you on a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West during the next couple of weeks. He referred to Taliesin West as his Desert Camp and it is spectacular.

16 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup les travaux de F.L.
Wright, avec une préférence pour sa célèbre Fallingwater.
Cette mise en valeur des cactus rend très bien.
I like jobs of F.L very much. Wright, with a priority for its famous Fallingwater. This emphasizing of cactuses is very well productive.

cieldequimper said...

You said it: magical!

JM said...

This is gorgeous! What a fantastic combination! Love it!

Pat and Abe said...

I always admired this man's architecture and saw many of his homes several years ago when a series was on television about them. Did you see it.

brattcat said...

Isn't it amazing when you keep shooting the same subject? There are such subtle differences between each shot. And yet when you get the right one, somehow you know it. You definitely got the right one here. I'm glad you kept shooting.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Wonderful that a shopping center developer would spend $1 million resurrecting an unfulfilled Frank Lloyd Wright vision.

Sharon said...

I always love seeing this when I'm in the area of Scottsdale.

nanak said...

i love the color. blue and orange, lovely combination.

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful colors. I am a big Wright fan (but then, who isn't?) and look forward to your Taliesin West photos.

Jacob said...

That is truly magical. Frank Lloyd Wright was a genius.

Jarart said...

The colors are so pretty.

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful shot, incredible colors. What a contrast with yesterday's photo...

Dottie Jo said...

I love the contrast of the blue and orange - lovely!

glenda said...

What a beautiful night shot. The moon and Venus yesterday was pretty amazing!

Donna j. Gehl said...

Thanks for sharing! I'll be there in a few weeks to see it again for myself. love your blog.

Mike said...

What a fantastic photo. I love the colors and lighting.

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