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three chairs

If you take a tour of the Farnsworth House, you get to use these three chairs and the one bench while you take your shoes off before you go inside.

The Farnsworth House
Plano, Illinois
photographed 6.26.2018

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
Plano, Illinois
photographed 6.26.2018

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