from the river side
My dad was a civil engineer, with a specialty in wastewater treatment. I can recall quite a few times on vacations when we’d take a detour from the regular route in order to check on a new wastewater-treatment facility. It was interesting. (Ha! Ha! No it wasn’t. But you know what it was? Smelly, usually.)
Anyway, time goes on, as it does, and the detours-based-on-profession now involve architecture, which is nicer to look at (usually) and much less fragrant (always). And that’s why on our recent trip to Chicago we took a two-hour drive from the city to go look at this house. It’s famous. And so is the architect.
The house is adjacent to (and sometimes, depending on flood conditions, in) the Fox River; this is the river-facing side.
The Farnsworth House
Posted on July 13, 2018, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, architecture, black and white photography, Farnsworth House, landmark building, learning to see, Leica, melinda green harvey, Mies van der Rohe, monochrome, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.