I have the Wright kid...
She's 11 and wants to be an architect (severely disappointed that Mattel opted to go with the TV anchor, and computer tech Barbies -- she voted at least three times a day online for architect Barbie). This past summer she went to a week-long architecture summer camp at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, here in Buffalo.
They're nearing the end of a $55 million dollar reno/rebuild of the site, but tours have been going on there for a few years now. It is a museum, and as such, tourists are asked not to eat or take photos within the house -- except for the architecture day-campers. They let the brats take photos anywhere in the house they wanted.
They would learn Wright-specific architectural concepts in the morning and then be let loose on a photo scavenger hunt searching for photographic evidence of things they learned about.
My sneaky kid took pictures of plants, plantings and gardening things inside the house she thought dad would get a kick out of. That's a good kid. Here are some her clandestine photos -- some of which almost no one else has access to or permission to photograph.
They're still working on the exterior gardens. Interior renovation takes priority right now. Eventually, the gardens will follow Wright's original plans.
The Conservatory is mostly ferns.
Nike of Samothrace (Winged Victory) graces the Conservatory.
A famous Tree of Life Window. Most are in storage until construction nears its end, a few are in museums around the world, some are gone forever.
One of Wright's signature wide-bowl planters.
My daughter's tree of life "Stained Glass" artwork.
Wright's idea of a play on words - these are martin houses perched atop the Martin House. There's no record of any birds taking up habitation here.
When you walk in the front door off the street, you look through the house and down this corridor to the conservatory & Winged Victory statue. Quite the impressive first impression.