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PITTSBURGH    October, 2014

A group of eight of us decided to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's houses in Pennsylvania in October, 2014.

Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob are an easy drive from Pittsburgh, so that became our destination.

Our base, the Hampton Inn and Suites, was centrally located, so easy walking around the city. And what a surprise the city was!

The view of some of its 446 bridges from the Duquesne Incline (funicular) was truly breathtaking.

We were not prepared for the grandeur of the architecture .

We enjoyed turning corners and happening on some awesome street art.

And of course there is the art museum of one of its most famous sons, Andy Warhol.

Andy and me just lounging around.

We can't forget why we visited in the first place!

Frank Lloyd Wright, recognized in 1991 as the greatest American architect of all time, believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.
This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture".

We departed Fallingwater in total agreement with the accolades of the architectural world.

Kentuck Knob, another of his creations, did not disappoint.

We left Pittsburgh as new fans of a city well deserving of a visit.

TIPS for this type of trip:

1. When booking a hotel in a new city, locate it on Google Maps. Ensure that it is near the core of the city you plan to visit, so you can leave your car in the parking area of the hotel.

2. When visiting a new city, check out Wikitravel.org and put in the city name. It will tell you things to see and do; weather; facts; history...everything you might need!

3. No matter your interest, Google the topic for your city: public art walking tours in Pittsburgh OR museums of Pittsburgh, etc. Check out if any of it is free. Most cities have some free activities for tourists.