Taunting Frank Lloyd Wright's Fire-Breathing Dragon Near Phoenix
Literally built out of the Phoenix-Scottsdale desert by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937, Taliesin West is remarkable not only for its sculptural form but also for its innovative materials, including rocks from the desert floor, sand from nearby washes, stout white canvas, redwood framing, and plastics, all quite novel at the time. By day, visitors can immerse themselves in the bustling community of 70 students and architects who reside, work, and do research at the facility, but by night, the real treat is the twilight tour. Desert masonry structures are lighted from within, the fire-breathing dragon is lit, and the valley lights far below create a dramatic, romantic vibe.
- Megan Cytron (Editor) Congratulations! You won Honorable Mention in the May 23, 2012 Contest.
- Nancy Harshman nice photo!
- Kevin Contreras It's a beautiful place. A definite must see!
- Adam Rugel (Editor) Nice, I've always wanted to visit