Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T = Taliesin West: A to Z Blogging Challenge

 Taliesin West is a mystical tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's vision in the Arizona desert. I've always been somewhat aware of the famous architect and his life (we were married in a church designed by him) but not an avid fan. I'm drawn to architecture from much earlier eras.

Wright began construction on his winter home and studio in 1937 and continued working on it until his death in 1959. It is now the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

I toured the buildings and grounds a couple of years ago with a book club group and really couldn't believe my eyes.

Wright built a studio, home, theater and various other buildings designed to be a part of the desert.

With an amazing view of the northern section of the Valley of the Sun and the Camelback Mountain the campus is still a mecca for artists; some who have lived on the grounds for many years.

Surprises can be found at every turn and sadly the tour itself doesn't allow for time to let it all sink in.

Taliesin West is a must see when visiting central Arizona.
For more information on Taliesin West go here.
To learn more about the A to Z Blogging Challenge go here.


  1. I loved this place when I lived in Arizona. Thanks for the memories!

    1. You are most certainly welcome. I can't believe I lived here since 1967 and never went out there until a couple of years ago.

  2. You've had some really interesting posts about Arizona Rita-great idea to use it for this challenge.

    1. Thanks, Janet. I've had fun doing it and think I may continue doing Arizona tidbits occasionally.

  3. that dragon is pretty scary. there is a frank lloyd wright home in SW Pennsylvania that we used to visit when growing up.

  4. Hi Rita,
    Hope you are doing well. :)
    What a lovely memory to recall. When I lived in AZ. I went there and loved it. :)
    Lovely photos.
    I just uploaded some Art Dolls to my blog if you would like to see them. Please leave a comment too.
    Thanks and keep well.

  5. Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say "Hi" :)

    Great post honey, gorgeous photos!

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge.



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