Friday, April 8, 2011
Monticello and Fallingwater
Both places were very unique homes with years and years of history to them. For me I loved Monticello for it's history and the important place that it holds in American history. I had some parts of me that felt very odd visiting this place though. I hate that it is portrayed very clean cut compared to it years ago. Let's not deny the fact that this was a plantation and many slaves lived out their servant style lives here, a fact that I felt was ignored quite a bit on the tour.
I also loved the openness of the house and how the windows and balconies played such a huge part in the overall feel and ideals behind the house itself. It really did feel like a house that functioned just fine and was completely in tune with the natural surroundings near by, like the rocks, trees, and river.
This trip was so much fun, and before I die, I will see both of these locations again... And maybe even come up with enough money to buy Fallingwater after all.
both photos taken myself