Francine In Retirement
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Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall.  Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family.  Fallingwater was built between 1936 and 1939.  It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.

Why is it so famous?  It’s a house that doesn’t even appear to stand on solid ground, but instead stretches out over a 30’ waterfall. It captured everyone’s imagination when it was on the cover of Time magazine in 1938. Information taken from link here.



Montezuma Castle is one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape.


One World Trade Center, known also as New York’s Freedom Tower has now reclaimed the Manhattan skyline after more than twelve years of planning and construction.  The steel superstructure has recently achieved its final height.  Here are some images showing the proposed design and the construction progress.  When completed, the official height with spire will be 541.3 meters (1,776 feet) with over 3.5 million square feet on 104 floors.  Cost of construction is estimated to reach $3.8 billion.  The finished building will be the tallest in the Western Hemisphere.

These two challenges fit so well together that I have included them in one post.  Visit the Daily Post at to see other entries to one shot, two ways. Also visit Travel Theme: Architecture for more views of architects.




  1. My dear quite Fotos…sei you blessed for the Abend.Herzliche sends hugs you Andrea

  2. Well picked, Francine and perfect for the challenge!
    Happy weekend, my dear!

  3. I so want to visit falling Waters – Vly OR Hly

  4. Great pictures for the challenge!

  5. I’m adding the Fallingwater to my bucket list. The Montezuma Castle is amazing. Beautiful shots!

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  7. I always want to sing the Beatles song that goes “So long, Frank Lloyd Wright…” whenever I see his architecture, Francine. Silly me 🙂

  8. wonderful photos francine, i love falling waters …

  9. I have wanted to visit Falling water for years!! Every summer I think… THIS will be the summer. Hasn’t happened yet……

  10. great especially the castle pictures 🙂

  11. I’ve seen this challenge out there in the blogging world & I’ve loved every post I’ve found of this challenge. Great photos – excellent.

  12. Hello Francine
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  13. Impressive shots Francine 🙂

  14. Excellent choices for this interesting challenge!

  15. Each one is unique and does capture our imagination. Truly a work of Art and architectural genius.

  16. Perfect shots for the challenge, Francine. Each highlights the difference that camera orientation can make.

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  18. All wonderful choices – I especially like the cliff dwellings!

  19. All of your choices are bautiful but Montezuma Castle blows me away.
    PS: A new photo challenge – you are welcome to participate!

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