Frank Lloyd Wright - Romeo and Juliet [Oak Tree Pictures]

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Frank Lloyd Wright - Romeo and Juliet

Uploaded: May 14, 2012 10:49:08


Romeo and Juliet was what Frank Lloyd Wright called the windmill he built in 1896 on his relatives' farm near Spring Green, WI. It's on the grounds of Taliesin. Leonardo would have been proud: A magnificent blend of art and science, poetry and engineering, the streamlined form of the 60-foot structure is composed of a diamond-shaped column (Romeo) facing into the wind and enfolded by the octagonal form of Juliet. Skeptics thought it would collapse in the wind, but Wright knew it was supported by the same forces that supported the surrounding oaks -- as well as skyscrapers and suspension bridges.

Exif: F Number: 5.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 50, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 71.20 mm, Model: E8700


Michelle Alton May 15, 2012

Fantastic capture and info, Lyle. #1463103

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