Taliesin, Welsh for 'Shining Brow' is the name that was bestowed upon Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona complex. Famed for his architecture all over America, Wright came to an area outside of Phoenix to build his next masterpiece. Not wanting to disturb the natural beauty around him, he built the buildings to blend in and not surpass the mountains. It is a sight to behold, especially when one remembers that Wright built this in the Thirties.
From the Phoenix Airport, my family and I took a taxi to Taliesin West. The taxi fare unfortunately ran about $100 there and back again. Needless to say, if you want to visit, rent a car for the day. When we got to the complex, we lucked out. There had been a huge tour infront of us, and we came right in time for a 'private' tour. What made it even more amazing was that when we finished the tour, the next one behind us was almost as large as the first one. With just our family and the tour guide, we were able to enjoy the solitude that surrounded us. It was quiet, and peaceful. I highly reccomend visiting Taliesin West, even if you are not an architectural fanatic.
The weather was fantastic, the people were excellent, and the gift shop is superb. It's a great place to spend with your family and there are suprises around every corner.
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